Leeds United have completed the £13 million signing of Junior Firpo from Barcelona.
The defender has signed a four-year contract at Elland Road.
The highly-rated left-back joins the Premier League outfit in the wake of Ezgjan Alioski’s departure.
Leeds are now moving quickly to fill a hole in their back four.
Junior Firpo has spent the last two seasons at Camp Nou, with 41 appearances taken in for the Liga giants.
Leeds United confirm Junior Firpo signing
Leeds have said in a statement released on their official website.
“The Whites have beaten off competition from a number of clubs to secure the services of the 24-year-old.”
“He joins from Spanish outfit FC Barcelona for an undisclosed fee.”
“Following a period of quarantine and completion of his medical, the full-back signed a four-year deal at Elland Road.”
“The contract is running until the summer of 2025.”
“Born in the Dominican Republic, Firpo moved to Spain at a young age and made his breakthrough at Real Betis.”
“Making his first La Liga start in February 2018 in Betis’ 1-0 victory over Deportivo La Coruna.”
“The full-back went on to become a first-team regular at the Estadio Benito Villamarin.”
“Catching the eye during the 2018-19 campaign, with five assists and three goals in his 29 appearances for Betis.”
“Firpo was called into the Spain Under-21 squad and helped them win the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.”
“Following the tournament, in August 2019, he was snapped up by Barcelona.”
“He signed a five-year deal at the Nou Camp.”
“Over the past two seasons, he turned out 41 times for Barcelona, helping them win the Copa Del Rey.”
“Firpo becomes Leeds’ third signing of the summer transfer window and will wear the number three shirt during his time at Elland Road.”
The Catalan heavyweights have revealed that a 20 per cent sell-on clause has been included in the deal.