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Leeds confirm Junior Firpo transfer from Barcelona in £13m move as Marcelo Bielsa adds to full-back options

LEEDS have announced that they have signed Junior Firpo from Barcelona in a £13million deal.

The deal means that Barca will get 20 per cent of any future sale of the left-back.

Firpo has signed a four-year contract at Elland Road and has been handed the No3 three shirt vacated by Barry Douglas.

He was unveiled by the Yorkshire side on their Twitter account earlier today.

In the post, they wrote "Welcome @JuniorFirpo03!" accompanied by a video compilation of the Spaniard putting pen to paper.

The move was wrapped up days ago but was reportedly held up by Spanish Covid protocols.

After undergoing his medical at Thorp Arch, Firpo had to placed in quarantine which slowed down the deals process.

His switch comes just at the right-time for Marco Bielsa's side who were in need of a full-back.

The 24-year-old will be thrown straight into Bielsa's starting 11 following the departure of Ezgjan Alioski last week.

It is in stark contrast to his time in the La Liga last season where he made a paltry seven appearances for Ronald Koeman's side.

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Firpo spent two seasons with the Catalan giants, who he joined in 2019 for £15.4m from Real Betis.

His move comes after Leeds signed Jack Harrison from Manchester City last week.

And the Whites also secured the services of Stuart Dallas for another three years.

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