For several months during the season, Junior Firpo was repeatedly linked with moves to both Real Madrid and Manchester City.
A hamstring injury picked up in December ruled out a January transfer, and he was then rushed back by Betis, only to face another another period on the sidelines.
Since returning, he’s played eight matches without any issues, providing three assists in the process. In total this season, the 22 year old left back, who can also play more advanced, has featured in 29 matches, scoring three goals and adding five assists.
Saturday’s edition of AS reports Betis are currently ‘dealing’ with Manchester United over the player’s transfer, which means contact will have been initiated.
The Premier League club are said to be ‘willing to pay’ €25-30m for the player.
Born in the Dominican Republic, Junior Firpo is set to represent Spain in the upcoming U21 championship.
Manchester United supporters often think their club is used to sell newspapers and generate clicks, and sometimes they have a case. This clearly isn’t the situation here, with the claim being buried in an article about Tottenham interest in Giovani Lo Celso.
The reporter involved is local to Betis, so this claim may well have more to it than many others.
Wanting to back this up further, we checked out Diario de Sevilla, and sure enough they’re running the same claim, from another journalist in the area.
They state Manchester United have ‘taken the lead’, and are willing to offer more than €20m. It’s further stated the club have ‘entered strongly… although with a smaller amount than initially talked about’, which could explain the difference between the two figures.
There’s a pretty strong possibility these leaks have come from Betis.