Barca announced Firpo's recruitment on Sunday (04/08/2019) afternoon local time. He imported with prices reaching 18 million euros.
But there is also an additional 12 million euros. Barca contracted the 22-year-old defender for five years.
Barca also set a big release clause for the Spanish Under-21 national team players. The teams want to use their services to make up for 200 million euros.
"FC Barcelona and Real Betis have reached an agreement to transfer Junior Firpo with an amount of 18 million euros plus 12 million euros in many variables."
"On Sunday, players will accompany, during the Penas World Congress, another new addition to the first team squad for the 2019/20 season; the first day of Junior Firpo as the Blaugrana, "said the official statement from Barcelona.
The player born on August 22, 1996 is a very promising left back. Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Junior moved to Malaga when he was six years old. There he played for various local clubs such as Atletico Benamiel and Puerto Malagueno.
In the summer of 2014, he joined Real Betis and managed to break into the youth category at the club. On February 12, 2018, he made his first team debut against Deportivo la Coruna, and, as a starter, was key in the 1-0 win at Riazor. Since then, he has played almost every match until the end of the league season.
In the 2018/19 season, he played in 29 matches (24 in the league, four in the Europa League and one in the Copa del Rey) and scored three goals. The goals were created against Celta Vigo, then when they fought at Camp Nou and helped his team win 3-4 against Barca, and against Real Sociedad. Firpo also contributed five assists.
Firpo was indeed born in the Dominican Republic. But he played for the Spanish Under-12 national team. He is part of the squad that won the U21 European Championship in 2019, and, as a key player, played three matches in the tournament.
Firpo will clearly be a tough competitor for Jordi Alba at the Camp Nou. He will later join the Barca forces for their pre-season tour in the United States.
There, Barcelona will play Napoli. Before that the Blaugrana will play against Arsenal to fight for the Joan Gamper trophy. There is a chance that Junior Firpo will make his debut in these matches.
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