Former Leeds United defender Danny Mills has tipped new Whites signing Junior Firpo to be a success at Elland Road immediately.
The Lowdown: Leeds snap up Firpo
With Ezgjan Alioski always looking like moving on this summer, Marcelo Bielsa needed to bring in a new left-back.
He did just that, signing Firpo from Barcelona earlier this month after the Brazilian struggled for playing time behind first-choice starter Jordi Alba.
The hope is of course that the 24-year-old is a huge success story at Elland Road, proving to be a long-term acquisition.
The Latest: Left-back tipped to shine
Someone who believes that will be the case is Mills, who told Football Insider that he believes Firpo has the quality to slot into the team straight away:
“I think it is exciting for Leeds fans.
“He’s obviously a player of quality and now he has to fit into Marcelo Bielsa’s system and get used to the high-intensity training regime that they have and go from there.
“He’s a player who you’d expect to come in and be comfortable on the ball. He should be able to handle the way Leeds play.”
The Verdict: Exciting signing by Whites
Firpo looks tailor-made to thrive in this current Leeds side, having the attacking game required to flourish in Bielsa’s system.
He averaged a hugely impressive 92.9 percent pass completion rate in the Champions League last season, highlighting his quality on the ball, also scoring and assisting once apiece in seven La Liga appearances.
The fact that Firpo is also a genuine left-back means Leeds could be even more balanced, with all due respect to Alioski, who did an excellent job in general, but the North Macedonia international was never a natural in the position.
In other news, Leeds are reportedly interested in signing a Premier League winger this summer. Find out who it is here.
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