By Frank McAvennie

15th Jun, 2021 | 12:36pm

McAvennie reveals '£15m' West Ham transfer news after speaking to star's agent

Frank McAvennie wants West Ham to sign Barcelona defender Junior Firpo after speaking with his agent. 

The former Hammers striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, also revealed how much the Hammers will need to spend to secure his services.

On 20th April, Mundo Deportivo claimed West Ham and Inter Milan had looked at Firpo.

Firpo, 24, made 18 appearances for the Catalan giants last season.

Six of his outings came in the Champions League as he played in his side’s second leg knockout draw with PSG.

McAvennie has revealed Barcelona are trying to sell as many players as possible to solve their financial woes and claimed Firpo could be signed for £15million.

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“I know the boy, he’s talented,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“I spoke to his agent a couple of days ago. Barcelona are trying to offload players, they have no money. I’m hearing it will take £15million. 

“He’s a good talent. I don’t see why he couldn’t come to West Ham. 

“It’s a gamble coming from Europe, they need to adapt. If you’re even in Barcelona’s third team then you’re clearly good. 

“He’s a talent and West Ham need talent. If he leaves Barca, he’ll have a point to prove and that’s what you want.”

Firpo signed for Barca in 2018, joining from Real Betis.

The Spaniard is also a capable centre back but only played in that position once last season.

In other news, a £40m-valued star is “very keen” to join West Ham and his club are in talks to sign a replacement.