West Ham have been dealt somewhat of a blow with Junior Firpo keen on joining AC Milan this summer according to Gianluca Di Marzio, as quoted by Milan Reports.

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Hammers boss David Moyes may well be keen to bolster his left-back ranks at the London Stadium this summer.

Aaron Cresswell is on the wrong side of 31 whilst Arthur Masuaku is better suited in the wing-back role.

One name to have been persistently linked with West Ham is Junior Firpo.

Sport recently claimed that the East London outfit are actually leading the race to sign the 24-year-old Barca ace.

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West Ham dealt Junior Firpo blow

Gianluca Di Marzio has suggested that the Barcelona star is now wanted by AC Milan. And the player himself is keen on a move to the San Siro, as quoted by Milan Reports:

 

“Milan had contacts already for Firpo back in January for the role of deputy Theo Hernandez. The player is open for a Milan move.  there are all the conditions for him to arrive. It depends a little on the formula: Milan would like him on loan with the buy-option. Let’s see if Barcelona will accept.”

Losing out on Firpo to Milan would be a big blow for West Ham because strengthening at left-back should be one of Moyes’s priorities this summer.

And there aren’t many better value for money options out there this summer than the 24-year-old Spaniard.

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

The Barca ace could be picked up for just £13 million this summer (Calcio Mercato) therefore we think he would be an absolute bargain.

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According to Di Marzio, however, West Ham had better act fast if they want to bring Firpo to the London Stadium before the start of next season.

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