NUFC trying to pull off ambitious January deal for highly-rated Spanish international – Report

According to reports in Spain, Newcastle have ‘enquired’ about the availability of Real Betis left-back Junior Firpo – with ‘ABC Sevilla’ stating that both ourselves and Crystal Palace have been scouting the 22-year-old this season.

Firpo – or ‘Junior’ as he’s commonly known as – has been one of the best wing-backs in La Liga this season, with the Dominican born defender recently earning a call-up to the Spanish U-21 side.

The report also claims that City’s Pep Guardiola is an admirer of Junior, however the biggest obstacle may be the price Betis could demand – with the release inserted into his current contract believed to be a whopping €50m.

His value is £13.5m according to Transfermarkt.co.uk, however I’d imagine Betis would be looking for much more than that if they were to cash in half way through their season – suggesting this may not be a realistic deal for Rafa should he be given a limited budget next month.

He is able to operate as both a left-back and left winger, with him having bagged 3 goals and 2 assists already for Real Betis this season.

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Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

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