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Leeds United should accept loan-to-buy offer for £13m man on one January condition – View

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Junior Firpo’s Leeds United stint could come to an end in January if the club choose to accept the reported loan-to-buy offer being prepared by Real Betis.

Leeds are going to work hard to keep every one of their key players in the January window, as not doing so would have a huge impact on their promotion chances.

However, if players not in the ‘best’ starting lineup have offers to go elsewhere, it might be in the club’s interests to consider them.

Junior Firpo to Real Betis?

Journalist Santi Aouna has revealed that Europa League outfit Real Betis plot to sign Junior Firpo during the looming January window.

As revealed above, the bid to sign Firpo would come in the form of a loan-to-buy approach, meaning Leeds don’t receive a permanent offer potentially until the summer.

Also mentioned in the report is that Firpo is wanting to leave the club in the new year, with a route back to his former club seemingly on the cards.

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Should Leeds accept?

Daniel Farke’s pre-Swansea press conference indicated that conversations regarding major outgoings would be very short in January (via Phil Hay):

Despite this, it could be in Leeds’ best interests to consider this deal, providing that they have a sure-fire option ready to join in the 27-year-old’s place.

A £13million investment from Barcelona, Firpo has barely given Leeds anything on a consistent basis to warrant it a successful signing, even though he’s not been helped by injuries every season.

With Firpo potentially leaving, it opens the door for Leeds to target someone to improve their squad and provide better competition to Sam Byram.

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