Man City News

The original unofficial Manchester City News site

City Keeping Tabs On Real Betis Star With £54m Release Clause

Manchester City are interested in signing Real Betis left-back Junior Firpo, according to reports in Spain.

The fullback has come through the ranks of the Spanish club but was born in the Dominican Republic. He only made his debut last season in the 1-0 win over Deportivo in February, where he provided the assist for the only goal.

Since then, Firpo has gone on to become a first team regular, but he hasn’t just been utilised as a left-back. The majority of his games have been at wing back, while he has also been called upon to play at centre-half.

The 22-year-old’s adaptability will no doubt have attracted City boss Pep Guardiola who likes his players to be capable in a number of different positions.

One stumbling block, however, may be Firpo’s price tag. The defender reportedly has a £54m release clause, and Betis will likely fight hard to keep one of their brightest young stars.