Junior Firpo could be set for Leeds United exit if club sign Borna Sosa in summer
Leeds United defender Junior Firpo will definitely head for the exit door if the Whites sign Borna Sosa in the summer transfer window.
According to Christian Falk, the Whites were interested in signing the 25-year-old defender, and they could rekindle their hopes of signing him in the summer as well.
Writing for Caughtoffside, the Bild journalist has shared that Bayer Leverkusen and Eintracht Frankfurt were interested in signing Sosa, who is valued at around £10.7 million.
The Whites bolstered their left-back area in the January window by signing Max Wober who joined from Red Bull Salzburg.
Wober can play as a centre-back, but chances are high that he will continue to operate as a left-back for the club in the future.
If Leeds are looking to add Sosa, who was outstanding for Croatia in the World Cup in Qatar, it could mean Jesse Marsch will have to sell Firpo in order to balance the books.
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There’s no point in having three left-backs in the side when Pascal Struijk can operate there as well. In fact, he is as good as any left-backs in the Premier League, though it is not his natural position.
Firpo has been really unfortunate with his injuries at Leeds, but at the same time, he hasn’t looked like a quality player when fit.
The former Real Betis left-back has managed 34 games across two seasons. At 26, he should be at the peak of his career, but instead, he is hardly showing signs of improvement.
Leeds are showing ambition in the transfer market, and adding a quality left-back should be a priority for the club. Having Wober and Sosa both at the club gives Marsch the flexibility to work with his tactics.
Firpo has a contract at the club until 2025, but it doesn’t seem like he will be kept if the Whites manage to pull a deal for Sosa, who is available at a reasonable price.
In other Leeds United news, the club launched an audacious deadline day bid to bring in a midfielder on loan.