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Barcelona signs left back Junior Firpo from Betis

Barcelona have confirmed the signing of Junior Firpo for €25 million from Real Betis – bringing their total spend for the summer up to more than €250m.


According to the Catalan club's official website, Barcelona have included Real Betis player Jorge Vervo after he successfully passed the medical examination.

In a statement, Barcelona said Firpo “provides the team with a dangerous” threat to defenses and that “his height, speed and ability to pressure passers make him one of the most promising talents at the position of left back” in football.

It is expected that the Spanish player will be presented to the fans today in the game Arsenal at the Camp Nou in the friendly Gamper Cup.

Firpo, 22, earned rave reviews for both his solidity in defence and willingness in attack from left-back in what his first full campaign in Betis’ senior team in 2018/19.