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Barcelona closing in on Junior Firpo - report

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Real Betis are reportedly willing to sell

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Barcelona are reportedly closing in on a move for Real Betis full-back Junior Firpo, according to multiple reports.

ESPN report that Barcelona are “increasingly confident” of landing the 22-year-old and want the deal all sewn up before they fly out to the United States on Monday.

They reckon that Betis are willing to sell Firpo for €25 million, the only problem is that Barcelona are yet to offer more than €20 million.

Sport have a similar story regarding Firpo. They reckon the reason Barcelona are reticent about spending big on the youngster is because he will essentially be back-up to Jordi Alba.

It seems as though Betis had been expecting plenty of interest from elsewhere for their full-back but that has not happened, and so they are willing to drop their initial asking price of €35m.

There still seems to be a bit of negotiation to go between the two sides, but it looks as though Firpo could well become Barca’s fourth summer signing.