Guillem Balague has absolutely raved about Junior Firpo with the Barcelona left-back set to join Leeds United this summer.
The Daily Mail claims that the 24-year-old is close to moving to Elland Road in a £13 million deal.
Those who really know and understand football are well aware of just how good Firpo is.
Some fans question his ability after he endured a tough time at Camp Nou with Barca last season.
The truth of the matter is that he just wasn’t given enough chances to impress.
He made just three La Liga starts for Barcelona, often being asked to come off the bench in his two seasons at Camp Nou.
Compare that with his time at Real Betis, and it’s obvious that he needs regular games.
In 24 La Liga outings during his final season at Estadio Benito Villamarin, Firpo racked up three goals and four assists.
He averaged 1.6 tackles, one interception and 1.5 clearances per match during this appearances.
Guillem Balague a huge Junior Firpo fan
The Barcelona ace is an outstanding defender. He is also excellent going forward.
Spanish pundit Guillem Balague took to Twitter last night to explain to Leeds fans what they will be getting when Marcelo Bielsa eventually brings him to Elland Road:
Junior is not the player seen at Barcelona. What #LeedsUnited is getting is a young energetic full back that needs space in front of him to make an impact. Better running with the ball than attacking a static defence. Has lost confidence but has lots of it when playing well pic.twitter.com/yyhmgdZ7Tt
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) July 3, 2021
Leeds fans will be excited by Balague’s comments on Firpo.
He certainly has the talent, and more opportunities for regular action at Leeds will undoubtedly help bring out the best in him.
Stats obtained via WhoScored.