All of a sudden, Real Betis’ interest in Leeds United fullback Junior Firpo became a big rumour.

The claim first started in Spain, and even the French media claimed the transfer was possible because the player wants to leave Elland Road.

Now it’s time for Spanish newspaper Sport to talk about this scenario, also claiming that Firpo is ‘burning with the desire’ to leave Leeds and return to Spain in January.

With him having little playing time with the Whites, it’s said he’s aware he must ‘relaunch his career’, and a move back to La Liga is said to be a real possibility.

That potential transfer is said to depend on Juan Miranda, who’s the starter at Betis and is expected to have an offer to leave for AC Milan very soon.

Back to Firpo, it’s said his time at Leeds ‘has not covered his objectives’, as the Whites ‘poor overall performance’ hurt him. That’s part of the reason why he wants to leave.

The fullback is currently valued by Transfermarkt at €7m, and it remains to be seen whether Betis would go for a permanent move or an initial short loan.

Firpo, who is 27-years-of-age, has a contract with Leeds United until June 2025.