According to Marca, Manchester United and Liverpool are set to battle over the signing of Real Betis left-back Junior Firpo.
Firpo has broken through at the La Liga side over the past 18-months and dazzled this season, netting three goals and contributing four assists in 24 league games.
Betis face a competition to hold onto the Dominican Republic-born, though, as the Spain U21 international has a €50m release clause in his contract that both Red Devils and Liverpool could trigger.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is on the lookout for young players this summer with 21-year-old Daniel James joining from Swansea and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, also 21, expected to move from Crystal Palace.
Although Luke Shaw enjoyed an outstanding season at Old Trafford, winning the club’s Player of the Year award, the 22-year-old would give competition to the England international at left-back.
Jurgen Klopp, meanwhile, is in the market for a left-back after letting Alberto Moreno depart Liverpool at the end of his deal and Firpo’s attacking abilities would fit well with his team’s philosophy.
Andrew Robertson is nailed on as Liverpool’s starting left-back after providing an impressive 11 assists in the Premier League last term, but Klopp is keen to sign someone to dare the Scotland captain for his place.
Firpo, who was linked with Real Madrid before their signing of Ferland Mendy from Lyon, has garnered 43 appearances for Betis since making his debut in February 2018.
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