Barcelona had signed Spaniard left-back Junior Firpo from Real Betis for a reported fee of 18 million euros plus 12m euros in variables.

The 22-year-old signed a five-year contract deal with Barcelona including 200 million euros release clause.

Firpo is the fourth Barcelona summer signing, after the addition of Frankie de Jong, Antoine Griezmann and Neto.

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde now have some alternatives to choose from on the left-wing back, having concluded on a player to contest with Jordi Alba.

There was no competition in the position last season after the departure of Lucas Digne‘s to Everton, with starlet Juan Miranda not persuaded enough and with Marc Cucurella was sent out on loan to Getafe this summer window despite his fascinating performance at Eibar last season.

However, Real Betis have signed Alfonso Pedraza from Villarreal as a replacement for their outgoing player.

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