The Athletic’s Phil Hay broke the news on Wednesday evening, as Leeds prepare to take on the Dutch champions at the Johan Cruyff Arena.
Firpo only arrived at Elland Road in July 2021, having signed from Spanish giants Barcelona for a fee believed to be in the region of £12.8million. Leeds’ Under-23s team were beaten by Ajax in an earlier kick-off on Wednesday, with a number of younger players featuring in the match, although the likes of Kalvin Phillips and Liam Cooper were also involved.
Firpo made 41 appearances in total for Barcelona, but made the move to Marcelo Bielsa’s side ahead of the 2021/22 campaign, and the club’s supporters would have been hoping to see him hit the ground running.
But with the full-back being ruled out of action with a minor knock, they face a nervous wait to hear the extent of his problem, although Phil Hay revealed that he was being left out of the squad for their game against Ajax as a precaution.
Take a look at the best of the reaction from Twitter below….
“Shades of Augustin.”
“Wouldn’t be Leeds if we signed a player and they didn’t disintegrate shortly after.”
“Shame wanted to see more of him, looked really good so far but obviously rather see him fit for the season.”
“Wouldn’t be Leeds if we didn’t sign a player only for him to immediately get injured.”
“Here we go again.”
“Part of the squad now.”
“This is shocking not looking forward to this season if this is owt to go by”