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Leeds: Junior Firpo tipped to shine under Marcelo Bielsa

Leeds: Junior Firpo tipped to shine under Marcelo Bielsa - Leeds United

Former Arsenal and Everton striker Kevin Campbell believes Junior Firpo could be a superb signing for Leeds United this summer.

The Lowdown: Firpo on the verge of Leeds signing

Left-back looks to be a key position that Marcelo Bielsa is looking at currently, especially as Ezgjan Alioski could depart Elland Road.

Firpo has emerged as the front-runner to join the Whites with reports claiming a move is imminent, having played backup to Jordi Alba at Barcelona last season, making just three starts in La Liga.

The Latest: Pundit tips left-back to shine

Speaking to Football Insider, Campbell, a regular on Sky Sports, is hugely excited about the prospect of the 24-year-old joining Leeds, saying he could be an ideal addition:

“He is a very promising young player. I think he will be a great signing for Leeds.

“He is young and needs a run of games to realise his potential. Bielsa will give him an opportunity and I think he will take it with both hands.

“If it is to be around ¬£15million, whether that is straight away or on a loan to buy, I think that is good value. I really think he will do well in the Premier League.”

The Verdict: Exciting addition for Whites

Firpo looks an excellent prospect, already enjoying great experience at Barca, learning from one of the best left-backs of his generation in Alba, not to mention playing alongside superstars Lionel Messi every day in training.

His attacking nature should be perfect in Leeds’ style of play, bringing an extra dimension to their game and arguably adding a more natural balance to the team than Alioski, due to being an out-and-out left-back.

If Bielsa can work his magic with Firpo, he could mature into a formidable full-back for a number of years, having scored seven goals and registered nine assists in 62 total La Liga showings.

In other news, Leeds are reportedly set to miss out on one summer transfer target. Find out who it is here.


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