Roberto Olabe had as a priority the signing of a new left back and now we have learned that Junior Firpo is the one chosen by Real Sociedad to reinforce the defense
After having failed in their attempts to sign players of the caliber like Alejandro Grimaldo or Javi Galán, the Real society has set its eyes on Junior Firpo. The current Leeds United player has become the one chosen by the txuri-urdin club to reinforce the left back, which is one of the positions that worries Imanol Alguacil the most for next season.
This news has caught many fans of the San Sebastián club by surprise, because the truth is that although the sports management had taken their eye on it, it was not one of their priority objectives. But after ruling out options, Junior Firpo is currently the closest to reinforcing Real Sociedad.
Junior Firpo, one step away from Real Sociedad
From what we have been able to know in ElGolDigital in the last hours, Real Sociedad would have already entered into talks with Leeds United. In fact, the agreement between both clubs would be close to taking place and for a much smaller amount than expected. And it is that the descent of the English club to the Championship has favored the San Sebastian.
Be that as it may, Junior Firpo aims to put on the Real Sociedad shirt. And it will do so for an amount that could be around between 5 and 6 million euros. A small amount for a player with experience at the highest European level and who knows the Santander League very well after passing through Betis and FC Barcelona.
Olabe, in search of a new striker
Also, after the surprising signing of Sorloth by Villarreal CF Announced yesterday afternoon, Roberto Olabe has started working on the arrival of a new center forward. And it is that the club is aware that they will need a new nine, since Umar Sadiq has just come out of a serious injury and Carlos Fernández has seen his progression stagnant after many months injured.
At the moment there is no clear candidate, although we do know that Real Sociedad is going to sign the young Bryan Fiabema, who will arrive free from Chelsea. But he might not be the only one to arrive, as Olabe is also tracking other forwards that guarantee a higher level. Especially in a season in which Imanol Alguacil’s team will play the Champions League.