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Gossip: Barcelona’s Junior Firpo wanted by Granada & Napoli

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The left-back is surplus to requirements

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Barcelona left-back Junior Firpo has reportedly attracted interest from Granada and Napoli who are both keen on taking the youngster on loan.

The 24-year-old has struggled for game time under Ronald Koeman in 2020-21 and has only made two starts this season and seven appearances off the bench.

It seems clear he’s not in Koeman’s plans which could mean he’s allowed to leave. AS report Granada want an extra option at left-back to help out Carlos Neva.

Meanwhile, Gianluca Di Marzio reckons Napoli is also a possible destination for the young defender.

Barca have already allowed Carles Alena to depart on loan and may be willing to offload Junior too before the transfer window closes.

If Junior does depart then Sergino Dest is able to cover at left-back, while Koeman could turn to youth again and offer 17-year-old Alex Balde the chance to impress.