Junior Firpo set for Leeds medical next week, will sign a five year deal

Barcelona’s left-back, Junior Firpo, is close to joining Leeds United.

The 24-year-old Brazilian isn’t a guaranteed starter for Barca and needs to depart to play more frequently.

A transfer to Leeds United appears to be the best next step in the defender’s career, and Marcelo Bielsa might assist him in realizing his Premier League potential.

Leeds needed to sign a solid left-back this summer, especially with Ezgjan Alioski’s contract set to expire at the end of the season.

During his time with Real Betis, Firpo demonstrated his quality in the Spanish league, and he could prove to be a good long-term addition for the Whites.

The 24-year-old player will have his Leeds medical next week, according to Calciomercato, and TMW is reporting that he will sign a five-year deal with the Whites.

Leeds is reportedly paying roughly €15m for the left-back, which could prove to be a good deal in the long run.

The Whites have enjoyed a strong season since regaining promotion to the Premier League, but their defensive flaws were highlighted last season.

Firpo will most likely require some time to adapt to English football, but he has the ability to flourish in the Premier League and cement himself as a crucial player for the team.