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EPL Transfers: Manchester United and Liverpool interested in Junior Firpo.

The Story

Reports from Spanish media outlet Marca suggests that the two giant Premier League clubs , Liverpool and Manchester United are seeking the service of Real Betis sensation Junior Firpo. Both the League giants want to sign the Spanish full-back in this summer transfer window.

Heart of the Matter

Junior Firpo, 22, spent a scintillating season for Real Betis, scoring three goals and providing four assists throughout the 24 league appearances.

Firpo’s blizzarding offensive runs make him an obvious threat for the opponents. A few months ago, there were a few reports where Manchester City were suggested as Firpo’s next destination.

However, the deal didn’t take place due to Zinchenko’s fabulous performances for the Cityzens in the absence of Benjamin Mendy.

Last season, although Liverpool won the Champions League title for the sixth time, they failed to grasp the Premier League by a decisive point. To challenge Manchester City for the PL title, Liverpool are looking to strengthen their squad.

On the other hand, Manchester United have a different scenario. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side needs a major overhaul in this summer transfer market. They have already signed Daniel Janes from Swansea City and are looking to add some defensive and midfield reinforcements.

Marca states that, both Liverpool and Manchester United are interested in signing Junior Firpo from Real Betis this summer. As per the same report, Clubs will have to trigger Firpo’s £50 million release clause to sign the Spanish U21 international.

Liverpool’s Spanish left-back Alberto Moreno will make his move away from the club this summer. On the other hand, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has only one left-back (Luke Shaw) in their squad.

In fact, Ashley Young, who played in both fullback positions for United last term, failed to impress the Norwegian manager. As per reports surrounding the clubs, the 2019-20 season could be Ashley Young’s last campaign at Old Trafford.

Conclusion

Liverpool are the favourites to win the race, as Manchester United would like to splash £50 million on a central defensive option rather than on a left-back.

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