“FC Barcelona and Real Betis have reached an agreement for the transfer of Junior Firpo. Club blaugrana will pay 18 millions euros, in addition to 12 millions bonuses, to Betis, “wrote FC Barcelona in a statement posted on its web page. Junior Firpo will sign for 5 seasons at FC Barcelona. Its release clause amounts to 200 million euros, the statement said.
“His size, his speed and his precision in the passes make him one of the greatest hopes for the position of left side,” said the same source, noting that the vivacity and endurance of this young talent allow him to relocate quickly after his climbs. Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Junior Firpo (22) arrived in Malaga at the age of six. He defended the colors of Atlético Benamiel and Puerto Malagueño.
Real Betis arrived in 2014, Junior played 43 games with the professional team, where he scored 5 goals and gave 7 assists.