Three months ago, Leeds United’s Junior Firpo revealed the Dominican Republic football association president, Félix Rubén García Ciprián, and national team manager, Marcelo Neveleff, made a trip to England to hold talks with him.
He was born in the Dominican Republic and having spent most of his life in Spain, the left-back is also eligible to represent La Roja.
The Leeds player has now made a decision on his future, if a report from Spain relayed by Estadio Deportivo is to be believed. Their title reads: ‘Junior Firpo chooses to return home’.
“I was born there and of Dominican parents. Perhaps I am the most recognised and influential Dominican player that the country has… and I want to do something nice with the country. I want to be that figure that Dominican children don’t have,” he said.
Neveleff has visited the former Barcelona man in England on several occasions and this seems to have worked out now in the national team’s favour.
“Marcelo Neveleff has come to visit me in England three times in five months. There is total involvement on their part, they have shown me that they want me to go,” Junior explained.
With this step, the report says the Leeds man has ruled out any possibility of representing Spain in the future, although at this stage that was a long shot.