Inter Milan linked with surprise move for Junior Firpo
The upcoming winter will see Inter improving their defensive department.
According to the football transfer rumours in British and Spanish media, Inter Milan are linked with surprise move for Barcelona left-back Junior Firpo.
Firpo has been at Barcelona since 2019 when he joined from Betis. The 24-year-old’s contract at Barcelona is set to expire at the end of the 2023/24 campaign.
In 25 appearances for Barcelona, Junior Firpo has managed to score one goal, and create two goals for his teammates.
The 24-year-old is considered to be one of the best left-backs in Spain. Firpo has earned four senior caps for the Spain national team but is yet to open his goal-scoring account for his nation.
The Barcelona manager does not see him in his plans and would be open to letting him leave.
Inter are looking to sign a left-back and have identified the 24-year-old as potential transfer target.
Antonio Conte is looking to shore up his defensive options and Barcelona’s Junior Firpo happens to be a target. He is a known admirer of the player and is reportedly keen on the idea of bringing him this winter.
The Barcelona left-back heavily relies on his ability to read the game. It is coupled with his sensible tackling and an excellent sense of positioning, allowing him to repel most of the danger in the defensive third. He has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.
According to the report, “Inter are being linked with Barcelona left-back Junior Firpo, as the Blaugrana reportedly need to sell. Mundo Deportivo claims Barca need a big sale to raise cash and the Catalan newspaper reports Junior Firpo could be on his way out the door this winter. Inter have been linked with the player in recent months, as Lautaro Martinez was wanted in the opposite direction. The newspaper claims coach Ronald Koeman would be willing to let the left-back leave this winter, as the 24-year-old has yet to play in La Liga this term. Inter coach Antonio Conte has asked for Emerson Palmieri from Chelsea, but the Blues have repeatedly rejected the move and Mundo Deportivo suggests he could make a move for the Barcelona full-back this winter.”
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If Inter are genuinely interested, a deal would not be impossible to complete.
Barcelona are preparing to sell their left-back should they receive right offer for him.
Good signing for Inter Milan?
If Firpo is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Inter.
A move to Inter Milan is exactly what Junior Firpo needs to reignite his career, and we hope he is able to do just that.
The 24-year-old Spain international could be a very good squad player for Antonio Conte over the next few years. He is at the peak of his career right now and Conte could bring out the best in him.
It will be interesting to see where the player ends up this winter.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.