Romano: Milan and Arsenal rebuffed in late attempt for Barcelona man – the background

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan tried to sign Junior Firpo during the January transfer window but ultimately came away empty handed, according to Fabrizio Romano.

In his latest for, Romano confirms there was a real and concrete attempt with Barcelona to get the former Real Betis star on loan with an option to buy. However, there were two things that blocked the deal going through.

First, Firpo preferred not to leave Spain in the winter due to personal reasons, while secondly Barcelona were unable to to source a replacement.

Arsenal also came forward looking for a deputy to Kieran Tierney in the last few hours of the winter transfer market, but Firpo also told the Gunners the same thing in that he did not want to leave in January. Therefore, not a refusal to Milan but a different choice.

In the summer the player would like to change clubs to play as a starter, but the Rossoneri have Theo Hernandez who will certainly not lose his position, which makes things difficult once again.

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