Report: Liverpool leading race for Junior Firpo, will have to pay at least £27m

Hector Junior Firpo Adames of Real Betis Balompie reacts during the La Liga match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Real Betis Balompie at Wanda Metropolitano on October 7, 2018 in...

Liverpool reportedly want to sign the Real Betis youngster.

Real Betis Balompie defender Junior Firpo (20) celebrates scoring the goal during the match FC Barcelona against Real Betis Balompie, for the round 12 of the Liga Santander, played at Camp...

According to a report from Spanish media outlet Mucho Deporte, Liverpool are still showing the strongest interest in Real Betis ace Junior Firpo, and they will have to pay £27 million at the very least to bring him to Anfield.

The Spain under-21 international left-back, 22, was in fine form for Betis last season, racking up three goals and four assists in 24 La Liga outings, and he would undoubtedly be a really useful addition for the Reds.

 

Liverpool need a new left-back, having lost Alberto Moreno on a free transfer this summer, and Andy Robertson will need some strong competition for his place, if he is to continue his development.

And Firpo could be just the ticket for the Merseyside outfit.

Junior Firpo of Real Betis Balompie celebrates after scoring during the La Liga match between Real Betis Balompie and Real Sociedad at Estadio Benito Villamari on DECEMBER 2, 2018 in...

He is incredibly quick, possesses a dangerous delivery, and is a sound defender.

The Spaniard would undoubtedly push Robertson for the first-choice left-back role next term, and should Liverpool manage to sign him for just £27 million, it could turn out to be a real coup for Jurgen Klopp's side.

Samu Chukwueze of Villarreal CF and Junior Firpo of Real Betis during the La Liga match between Villarreal CF and Real Betis at La Ceramica Stadium on November 25, 2018 in Vila-real, Spain

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