The arrival of Max Wober is going to shake things up at Leeds United. The left-footed defender can play in a number of positions, overtaking Junior Firpo at left-back – and with Real Betis wanting Firpo, a move makes sense for all parties.

Firpo, 26, has been poor since joining Leeds. A player that came with huge hype, given he joined from Barcelona. But after just 31 games in 18 months – only six this season – it is fair to describe Firpo a flop, judging on his time at Leeds.

With the arrival of Austria star Wober, Firpo is no longer even second-choice left-back. He drops to third-choice option behind Wober and Pascal Struijk. With Firpo only able to play as a left-back – he really needs to consider a Leeds exit.

Spanish site El Desmarque claim that Betis want to sign Firpo. The La Liga club are about to sell Alex Moreno to Aston Villa. They need a left-back and are keen on a move for the Leeds man. He spent five years at Betis, joining in 2017.

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Real Betis want Leeds player Firpo and a move makes sense for all parties

Earning a huge £55,000 a week at Leeds, Firpo is warming the bench. Ultimately, a wage Leeds will consider too expensive to simply be a squad player. Leeds will want to offload that wage, and Firpo, to free up some cash for others.

Signings such as Georginio Rutter, Seko Fofana, Azzadine Ounahi and others that have been linked of late. For Betis, they desperately need to bring in a left-back with Moreno departing. They know Firpo, who starred for them in Spain.

For Firpo, there are not many clubs that would better suit him right now. They need a left-back and it would see him return to a side he knows well, who got the best out of him. A decent fee, and it is a move that suits all involved.

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