By Mark Smith

6th Jul, 2021 | 4:10pm

Frenkie De Jong reacts as Junior Firpo leaves Barcelona for Leeds

Leeds United finally completed the signing of Junior Firpo from Barcelona on Tuesday morning.

After weeks of different updates and requirements, the Whites got the deal over the line, much to the delight of many.

Firpo signed a four-year deal at Elland Road, and cost just above £13million, with the Spanish giants keeping a 20% sell-on clause.

Firpo delivered a message on his personal Instagram account after the signing was announced, and he looked ecstatic.

Many of his former Nou Camp teammates reacted, including Dutch superstar Frenkie De Jong, who caught the eye at the EUROs.

What a signing.

Firpo arrives and instantly takes the number three shirt, replacing both Barry Douglas and Ezgjan Alioski.

Both were included in our promotion back to the Premier League, so they leave on good terms, but this is a huge upgrade for the squad.

Imagine three or more years ago, if we had told you players from Barcelona would be arriving at Elland Road, you would have all laughed.

Firpo clearly has a number of glowing references based on the responses to his post, and now it is time for him to come out and show it.

The Athletic reported after the signing that we are now looking for a young midfielder to further strengthen the side.

De Jong fits that perfectly, but we think we’re getting carried away there.

Joking aside, Orta and Bielsa are starting to build a really powerful side for the Premier League, and it is time to push for those European spots, bring it on.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites are already working on a new signing, this is where they want to strengthen after Firpo – report