Spanish football grab headlines as Leeds United consider Firpo deal


Here are your Spanish football morning headlines for June 29.

Leeds United to sign Firpo

Leeds United are reportedly in the process of closing a deal for Barcelona full-back Junior Firpo.

Firpo has seen limited football since his 2019 transfer from Real Betis, stuck behind reliable Jordi Alba, and he is now moving away from Camp Nou to seek regular football.

Marca says a deal worth around € 15m is expected to go through.

Luis Enrique delivers his verdict

Spain boss Luis Enrique praised the spirit of Spain and Croatia after the two sides played an eight-goal thriller in the round of 16 of Euro 2020 on Monday night.

“It was an emotional match in euros,” he told Sport. “I don’t think I remember a game where, five minutes from the end of extra time, both groups of supporters stood up and applauded.

“It was an epic game. There were positives and negatives, but we had the ability to pick ourselves up and come out on top from some of the challenges my players faced. “

Coutinho update

Barcelona reportedly try to transfer Philippe Coutinho to a Premier League side.

According to Mundo Deportivo, the midfielder is on the chopping block as the Catalan club seek to improve their financial situation.

And it looks like the Premier League might be Barca’s only chance to sell Coutinho, given his salary and hefty transfer fees.

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