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.

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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.

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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.

And some West Ham fans have reacted jubilantly on Twitter to the links with Junior Firpo…

https://twitter.com/jdunne2101/status/1351193281582018560
https://twitter.com/Callumfitzer_/status/1351186459118678017
https://twitter.com/DeccersTekkers/status/1351187750821781508

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