According to a report from ESPN, West Ham United have made an offer to sign Junior Firpo from Barcelona permanently. And some Hammers fans have reacted in jubilation on Twitter to the speculation.
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The Hammers desperately need to sign a new left-back / left wing-back this month.
We can only hope that David Moyes isn’t solely focused on signing a centre-forward.
With Arthur Masuaku out injured, the Scot is unable to play his preferred 5-2-3 formation.
ESPN claims that Barcelona ace Junior Firpo could very well be an option for West Ham. They suggest that the Hammers are prepared to sign him on a permanent deal.
ExWHUemployee suggested that the east Londoners will make a loan with an option to buy offer for the 24-year-old, however.
Whatever kind of deal we are able to secure for Firpo, we absolutely have to get it done.
He has been described as an outstanding player who excels in 1v1’s, both from an attacking and a defensive perspective (Total Football Analysis). He has also been compared to legendary left-backs Roberto Carlos and Marcelo (La Liga Analysis).
The Spaniard is exactly the kind of player Moyes should be looking to sign.
Firpo is valued at around £18 million according to Sport.