OFFICIAL: Barcelona Sign Junior Firpo from Real Betis✍


Barcelona have completed the €18 million (£16.3m/$20m) signing of Real Betis defender Junior Firpo.

The left-back has signed a five-year deal with the Spanish champions and will provide competition for Jordi Alba at Camp Nou.

The final fee for Junior could rise to €30m (£27.5m/$33.4m) with add-ons, while his release clause has been set at €200m.

Those bonuses include €2.5m if Junior plays for the Spanish national side and a further €2.5m dependent on the trophies won during his time in Catalunya.

Born in the Dominican Republic, Junior has represented Spain at Under-21 level having impressed during five years at Betis.

The 22-year-old leaves the Andalusian outfit after making 43 appearances, scoring five goals and laying on seven assists in all competitions.