Barcelona sign Junior Firpo from Real Betis for £16.5m
By Blake Welton
Last Updated: 04/08/19 1:09pm
Barcelona have completed the signing of full-back Junior Firpo from Real Betis for a fee of €18m (£16.5m).
The deal includes €12m add-ons and a release clause of €200m (£180m) with the 22-year-old joining the club on a five-year contract.
Firpo played 29 games for Betis last season and scored three goals, one of which came in the team's 4-3 win over Barcelona at the Nou Camp in November.
The Dominican-born player impressed during Spain's successful Under-21 European Championship campaign this summer and will challenge Jordi Alba for the left-back slot.
Firpo will join up with the Barca squad for their pre-season tour of the United States which features games against Napoli in Miami and Michigan. Before that, they face Arsenal in the Joan Gamper Trophy on Sunday evening.
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