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Junior Firpo talks about his future after Barcelona rumors

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The left-back has been linked with a move to the Camp Nou

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Real Betis left-back Junior Firpo has been linked with a move to Barcelona in recent days and has spoken about his future in an interview with Marca.

The 22-year-old is also believed to have attracted interest from Real Madrid and was asked if he preferred Los Blancos to the Spanish champions.

“No. I have said that Real Madrid was more attractive to me because my father is from Madrid. This has nothing to do with where I would rather play. Honestly, the team that is most interesting to me right now is Real Betis, where I have been since I was young.

“In principle I have a contract with Betis, I owe it to them because they are a great club who has given me everything. Yet, I’m only thinking about the European Championship and after that we’ll see.”

Source | Marca

Junior was on the front page of Sport on Saturday, as the newspaper reported that Barcelona have asked Real Betis about the availability of their full-back.

However, the defender did not seem aware of the report. He was asked if there would be a “war” with his dad if he signed for Barca and said: “Well I hadn’t heard about this story when I woke up and then I got on a coach, so we’ll see. I don’t know.”

Junior is part of the Spain Under-21 squad who will take part in the European Championship in Italy this summer.