Writing on Twitter, club insider ExWHUemployee has dropped a fresh West Ham United transfer claim involving Barcelona defender Junior Firpo.
The Lowdown: West Ham and Firpo…
ExWHUemployee first lifted the lid on Firpo back in January, claiming he was then an option to take on loan for the second half of 2020/2021 (Patreon).
Links to the left-back have since re-emerged, with Mundo Deportivo claiming last month that the Hammers were eyeing him alongside Italian contingent Inter Milan, AC Milan, Roma and Napoli.
More recently, Sport even dropped a big claim that West Ham are already working to finalise an agreement after extensive talks.
The Latest: ExWHUemployee drops Firpo claim
While he doesn’t go that far, believing that West Ham aren’t in advanced discussions, the insider has still gone on to back that the club are ‘definitely’ interested in his signature.
“There is definitely interest but I don’t think it’s that advanced,” he explained on Twitter when asked about the Sport rumour.
Firpo hasn’t exactly set the world alight since his move from Real Betis to Barcelona.
Indeed, over the past two seasons, the defender has made just 24 La Liga appearances – starting just three league games over the entirety of 2020/2021 (WhoScored).
The Verdict: Solid back up…
Described as a player with lots of potential and quality by former teammate Marc Barta (Marca), Firpo could be a solid back-up for the Hammers if they are seeking defensive additions.
He could also come as an alternative option for Arthur Masuaku on the left hand side, especially considering Firpo can play both at full-back and further forward on the wing.
ExWHUemployee’s claim that West Ham are ‘definitely’ interested comes as a teasing one, but for now, the club may be better placed prioritising a permanent deal for Jesse Lingard and a new striker.
In other news: West Ham insider drops enticing Lingard update, find out more here.
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