Spanish side Puerto Malagueno set for windfall from Junior Firpo transfer to Leeds United
Spanish side Puerto Malagueno are reportedly set to receive a windfall from the Junior Firpo transfer to Leeds United.
According to Diaro Sur, the Spanish side have won the court case in which they were being represented by Pro Liga, an organisation that protects the rights of lower league clubs.
They will now pocket €5,093.57 (£4,323) as compensation for tending to his development as a teenager while Tiro Pichon, another team where Firpo was trained, are entitled to receive a payout from FIFA.
Smaller clubs usually do not see rulings go in their favour so it’s nice to see a win for them here.
They certainly deserve every last penny of what they put in to make Firpo the player he is today.
While his move to Elland Road may not be a resounding success, he’s done well at Real Betis and Barcelona already in his career.
He’s played in the Champions League and also represented the Spanish national team on several occasions.
There’s no denying that he’s had a good career so far and we’re hoping that his performances at Leeds also improve.
Firpo is undoubtedly a player with immense talent and maybe he needed a year to adapt to life in the Premier League.
Next season, the Spaniard could turn a new leaf and end up being one of the Whites’ most important players.