Real Betis scouting Barcelona defender Juan Miranda

Real Betis are scouting Barcelona teenage full-back Juan Miranda with a view to a summer move, report El Mundo Deportivo.

The 19-year-old, a native of Andalusia, began his career at Los Verdiblancos before joining the youth system of the Catalan giants aged 14.

The left-back has made four first-team appearances for Ernesto Valverde’s side this season including the Champions League group stage game at home to Tottenham in December.

However, he has not featured in La Liga this season for the Blaugrana with Jordi Alba the club’s established left-back, while the club have been widely linked to an experienced back-up for next season.

Miranda has starred for Barca B this campaign with the report claiming Betis technical secretary Pedro Buenaventura has extensively scouted the Spain youth international.

The future of Betis left wing-back Junior Firpo is under much scrutiny as he has been linked with a number of Europe’s leading clubs, although the club may move for Miranda either way.

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