Profiling the 4 signings Barcelona have made so far in the transfer window
Having spent the sum of €250 million in the transfer market so far to bolster their already stellar squad, FC Barcelona would be confident in their chances of success heading into next season.
The Blaugrana have invested wisely, strengthening areas of weaknesses, and as it stands, they are arguably the most complete team in all of Europe.
While a lot of their contemporaries still find themselves short staffed in key areas, the Catalans are very much stocked up and raring to go ahead of kickoff for next season.
Every department in the squad has been strengthened, from goalkeeping to attack, and having fallen short of their ambitions last season, Barcelona are leaving no stones unturned in their bid for success for the upcoming season.
Who are these players, and what do they bring to the table at Nou Camp? Not to worry, as in this piece, we shall be highlighting all you need to know about the four new players who were signed by Barcelona in the summer window.
#4 Junior Firpo: Left Back (€18 million from Real Betis)
While there might have been more high profile and celebrated arrivals than his at Camp Nou this summer, the signature of Junior Firpo has arguably been more important than any other signing Barcelona have made in years.
The 22-year-old is a specialist left-back, which helps address a long-standing issue at Barcelona for a while as for far too long, Ernesto Valverde had been without a quality backup to Jordi Alba on the left flank of defense.
Firpo was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, before his family moved to Malaga, Spain when he was just six years old. He started playing football at different amateur sides in Spain, signing for Real Betis in 2015 and his impressive performances for Betis prompted his transfer to Barcelona for the sum of €18 million, with a potential €12 million in add-ons.
His arrival would help the the sometimes redundant Jordi Alba to put in extra work to retain his starting shirt, while also giving the 30-year-old the opportunity of being afforded a rest every now and again to maintain his freshness towards the business end of the season.
The Spanish Under-21 international made a name for himself with his displays down the left flank for Los Verdiblancos, making 43 appearances in all competitions for Real Betis in the last two seasons and winning many admirers for his dynamic runs forward.
Indeed, fans of Barcelona had a bird's eye view of Firpo's abilities when he played a starring role in the 4-3 Nou Camp defeat of the Catalans last season, scoring a goal and creating an assist and fans of the club would hope that he brings the same level of performance with him to Barcelona.