FC Barcelona have been making horrible businesses during the past transfer windows. The club incorporated some players that didn’t perform as expected afterwards and let other leave, some of the even for free. One of those cases is the one of Junior Firpo, in whom there was a lot of faith deposited.
Barça intended him to be the replacement for Jordi Alba, as the Spanish is already 31 years old. But this left defender couldn’t play at his very best level since his arrival. Firpo signed on August 2019 from Real Betis for the fortune of $20 million and his actual value has dropped to $15 million after this bad season.
Firpo, born in the Dominican Republic, signed until June 2024, so it will be very hard for Barcelona to get rid of him. An option is to sell him and another one to give him in a loan. After 29 matches for the Catalan side, he only managed to scored one goal, gave two assists and received seven yellow cards.
One day he was even compared to Roberto Carlos, due to the position in which he played, but to think such a thing now is completely crazy. Rumors point out that other teams are trying to take advantage from his bad situation to sign him cheap, such as Granada, West Ham or Napoli.