A long-time Liverpool defensive target will be available for transfer this summer, according to a report in Spain.
Barcelona have made left-back Junior Firpo available for a transfer this summer, say Diario Sport, just 12 months after Barca beat Liverpool to his signature.
Firpo was heavily linked with Liverpool as they looked for someone to deputise for Andy Robertson, but the 23-year-old signed for Barca from Real Betis for a fee which could have hit £27.5m, including a £183m buy-out clause.
According to Diario de Sevilla (via Sport Witness) last July, Liverpool were ‘very attentive’ to the signing of Firpo and were his biggest admirers, as Real Betis ‘continue to receive calls from European clubs’.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp may still be on the lookout for an understudy to Robertson and at a knockdown price, the German may well be interested again this summer.
Dominican-born Firpo has only appeared in 16 matches for the Catalan giants this campaign and remains very much the understudy to Jordi Alba at the club.
The report claims Barca will be open to offers of around €20m for the full-back and Roma, Napoli and Torino are also said to be interested in a potential move for Firpo, but Barca may have plans to offer him as a makeweight in a move for Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez.
El Mundo Deportivo cited a report in Gazzetta dello Sport that the Argentine international would have no issue in having his long-term future at the Milanese giants but could be tempted by a move to Catalonia.
Diario Sport suggest Barca will be keen to offer Firpo to Inter as they look to push for a deal for Martinez.