West Ham are prepared to sign Junior Firpo from Barcelona on a permanent deal this summer according to a report from Mundo Deportivo (print edition, June 19th, page 22).

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And we think this transfer would make perfect sense for the Hammers.

David Moyes is expected to be a very busy man in the transfer market this summer.

With West Ham’s need for a top class centre-forward, a central midfielder and a centre-back, it seems as though our left-back weaknesses are in danger of being overlooked.

We think that we need a new left-back just as badly as we do a CM and a CB.

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West Ham signing Junior Firpo makes perfect sense

Mundo Deportivo (print edition, June 19th, page 22) claims that the Hammers are keen to sign the 24-year-old Barca ace on a permanent deal this summer.

Now, West Ham have been fond of loan deals with options to buy recently.

Firpo’s undoubted quality means that we should get a deal to sign him permanently wrapped up now, however.

He is the kind of player who could light it up at the London Stadium and consequently attract attention from other clubs.

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The Barcelona ace has been described as an outstanding player who excels in 1v1’s, both from an attacking and a defensive perspective (Total Football Analysis).

He is at his best when playing in the wing-back role but he can also operate at left-back with equal aplomb.

Firpo would provide great competition for Arthur Masuaku and Aaron Cresswell.

Barcelona aren’t interested in loaning out the 24-year-old this summer according to Mundo Deportivo (print edition, June 19th, page 22).

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Firpo could be available for as little as £13 million according to Calcio Mercato.

That makes signing him an absolute no-brainer. And if West Ham miss out on him to other interested parties, we could end up regretting it.

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