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Joe Wainman tips Leeds’ Junior Firpo to be among Premier League’s best left-backs

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JustJoe Football Show presenter Joe Wainman believes Junior Firpo could become one of the best left-backs in the Premier League.

Firpo joined from after the two clubs agreed a ¬£13million fee in July and, in doing so, became the Whites’ most expensive incoming of the transfer window.

The 25-year-old headed to the Premier League having made 41 appearances for but the giants were keen to offload Firpo after exceeding La Liga’s wage limit.

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Firpo’s arrival also coincided with Leeds seeing left-back Ezgjan Alioski depart following the expiry of his contract and reject a new deal in favour of a lucrative move to outfit Al-Ahli.

However, Firpo’s time at Elland Road has got off to a slow start and he has made just one Premier League start so far.

Former All Leeds TV anchorman Wainman insists the Dominican Republic-born full-back will prove to be a positive addition by Whites boss Marcelo Bielsa.

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He told TIF: “I’ve big hopes for Junior throughout the full season and I think he’ll be one of the best left-backs in the division.

“Don’t get me wrong, we have a lot of great left-backs in the Premier League but I just know how well full-backs work under Bielsa.

“Sometimes it takes time but I think Firpo has the raw talent to be a great left-back under Bielsa. I see him getting assists and goals.”

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