West Ham linked with a move for Junior Firpo

West Ham United have been linked with a move for Barcelona left-back Junior Firpo.

According to Calciomercato, AC Milan are also keen on signing the young defender.

Firpo has struggled to hold down a regular starting berth at the Spanish club and needs to leave to play regularly.

Aaron Cresswell is West Ham’s first-choice left-back, but Firpo could prove to be a quality long-term investment.

The Barcelona defender would add a new dimension to West Ham’s attack alongside his defensive abilities.

Furthermore, the London club will be playing Europa League football next season, and they need more depth in their squad.

Barcelona are prepared to cash in on the 24-year-old as they are under financial pressure.

Firpo played just seven games in the Spanish league this past season, and he will be keen to secure regular first-team football next term.

A move to Milan would be an attractive proposition, but Theo Hernandez is their first-choice left-back, and Firpo could struggle to displace him.

Given his situation with Barca, Firpo may be available for a reasonable price, and the Hammers should look to snap him up as soon as possible.

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