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#5 United ready £26m bid for La Liga fullback
The Metro reports that Manchester United are preparing to sign Real Betis left back Junior Firpo in a £26m deal. However, they say that Spanish Giants Real Madrid are also monitoring the Dominican Republic footballer.
Firpo has 29 appearances for Real Betis this season, most of which has been in the left midfield. He was sidelined for more than 3 month due to a hamstring injury and a muscle injury, which saw him miss 18 games in total. However, the Real Betis man still managed to score 3 goals and picked up 5 assists as well.
Solskjaer is looking at a huge summer overhaul at Manchester United, which could see a lot of players lose their places in the team. Firpo's arrival is seen as an immediate competition for Luke Shaw, who was voted the Sir Matt Busby Player of the year for the 2018/19 season.
The main problem for United at the moment is the interest from Real Madrid, who are apparently looking at the player as the long term successor to Marcelo. Firpo signed a new contract in 2018 summer with Real Betis, where in a £44m release clause was inserted. However, since the Liga side are tempted to sell their big talents this season, due to a drop in revenue and as such, United could sign the Dominican Republic footballer for less than his release clause.
The footballer himself was asked about his future earlier this month, to which he replied
I’m focussed on Betis at the moment and in the summer, we’ll see what happens.
With Luke Shaw clearly one of the best players in the team last season, this transfer business can be a bit questionable. However, if a deal does take place, United will be adding a versatile player to their ranks