spanish football journalist Euan McTear believes Junior Firpo is already good enough to start Premier League games.
The highly-rated full-back became Marcelo Bielsa’s first major signing of the summer when he joined a £ 13million transfer from Barcelona earlier this month.
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Firpo never quite managed to establish himself as a regular in his two seasons as Camp Nou, but gained valuable experience for the Spanish giants in the Champions League and started Barca’s knockout game. against PSG last season.
He first caught Barcelona’s attention when he enjoyed an impressive individual season playing for Real Betis in 2018-19, with his outstanding performance in a 4-3 win at Camp Nou – when he contributed to two goals.
The flying left-back finished this season scoring three times and providing five assists before being picked up by the La Liga giants.
And despite his lack of experience in the Premier League and general football over the past two seasons, McTear believes he is ready to attack the Premier League with Leeds.
When asked if he was good enough to be cast directly by Marcelo Bielsa, he said Football fan:
“I think so, he has the energy, he has the rhythm and when he was at Betis in particular, the left flank was his.
“He was their attack on the left and defense he could do both. So I think he’s one of those players who could definitely keep up with the pace of the Premier League.