West Ham targeting £16m Barcelona man in January

Date published: Thursday 17th December 2020 6:13 - Lewis Oldham

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David Moyes wants West Ham to make a move for Barcelona left-back Junior Firpo in January, according to reports in Spain.

The full-back came through the ranks with Real Betis having first joined them in 2014. He made his senior debut for the Spanish outfit in February 2018.

In doing so, he became the first Dominican Republic-born footballer to have featured in La Liga.


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Firpo soon became a regular for Betis and in August 2018 he signed a contract extension which ran until 2023.

The youngster made 29 appearances in all competitions for Real Betis in 2018/19. His form soon attracted the interest of clubs around Europe.

Barcelona fended off rivals to secure his services ahead of the 2019/20 campaign for around £16m. He came in to compete with the experienced Jordi Alba for a starting spot at left-back.

Firpo made 23 appearances for Barcelona last season, with 17 of these outings coming in La Liga. But he has fallen down the pecking order at the start of the 2020/21 campaign.

The 24-year-old has made six appearances this season. But he has only made one substitute appearance in La Liga, which came in their 4-0 home win over Osasuna.

Now Mundo Deportivo are reporting that West Ham have their eyes on signing the left-back in January on a loan-to-buy deal.

Arthur Masuaku and Aaron Cresswell have both impressed for the Hammers this season, but Moyes is still hoping to bring in another left-back during the winter window.

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