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West Ham fans react as Leeds reportedly close in on Junior Firpo signing

West Ham fans have reacted on Twitter after The Athletic claimed that Leeds are closing in on a deal to sign Junior Firpo from Barcelona.

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Whilst left-back is not an area where Hammers boss David Moyes desperately needs to strengthen, it is hardly a position where we are well-stocked.

Aaron Cresswell is 31 now whilst Arthur Masuaku is far better when operating in the wing-back position.

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Ben Johnson can fill in at left-back of course but it isn’t his natural position.

West Ham fans fume as Leeds close in on Firpo

The Barcelona ace has been constantly linked with a move to West Ham over the past year or so (Calciomercato).

The Athletic now claim that Leeds are close to signing the 24-year-old for £12.8 million.

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Firpo will undoubtedly be a success at Elland Road under Marcelo Bielsa. He is a top class player.

£12.8 million for the Barcelona star seems like outstanding value and he would have been a very useful addition or the Hammers.

Some West Ham fans think missing out on the former Real Betis ace to Leeds could end up being a very big mistake…

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