Junior Firpo makes Leeds United prediction as former Barcelona left back hails 'nice guys' at Whites

Junior Firpo has settled in quickly at Leeds United and has high hopes for the forthcoming Premier League season at Elland Road.

Monday, 2nd August 2021, 11:21 am
Updated Monday, 2nd August 2021, 11:22 am

Leeds shelled out £13m to sign Dominican Republic-born left back Firpo from Barcelona last month and the 24-year-old has started both of United's first team friendlies so far this summer.

Having played 45 minutes of last Wednesday night's 1-1 draw at Blackburn Rovers, Firpo again lined up for Saturday's clash against Real Betis in Loughborough and took just six minutes to bag an assist for Patrick Bamford's opener in a 3-2 defeat.

The former Spain under-21s defender linked up particularly well going forward with Jack Harrison down the left flank and Firpo says it's a case of so far so good at Elland Road.

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QUICKLY SETTLED: Junior Firpo, right, in action for Leeds United during Saturday's pre-season friendly against Real Betis in Lougborough. Picture by Bruce Rollinson.

"I'm really enjoying it," said Firpo, speaking to LUTV.

"I am getting to know the team mates, I now have a good relationship with all of them.

"They are nice guys all of them in the dressing room and I think we will do a really good season."

Leeds have two more pre-season friendlies ahead of the start of the 2021-22 Premier League campaign.

Marcelo Bielsa's Whites will take on Ajax in Amsterdam on Wednesday evening in a game without away fans due to coronavirus restrictions.

United will then sign off for the season with a clash against Europa League champions Villarreal on Saturday evening in a game played behind closed doors at a venue to be confirmed.

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