Inter Milan announce signing of Murillo

Published 07/03/2015, 7:03 PM EDT

Inter has announced yet another new signing in the form of Jeison Murillo from Granada. This happened on the very same day the busy Inter management decided to sell  Zdravko Kuzmanovic and Joel Obi away.


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The Colombian defender has signed a 5 year contract with the club. This comes after a spree of defensive signings at the San Siro, as they have already bought Miranda from Atletico Madrid and Geoffrey Kondogbia from AS Monaco.

Their club president, Erick Thohir believes the 23-year-old has a lot of potential. “Jeison Murillo has determination and talent. He’s a quality young player, we are pleased to announce his arrival” he said. “Roberto Mancini will get the best out of him and the fans will love his never-say-die attitude”.

Murillo first played for Deportivo Cali, from where Udinese spotted the potential in him and brought the talented player to Europe. He then permanently shifted to Granada after a season’s loan to the same club.

He was involved in a very controversial decision this Copa America against Neymar, which saw the latter being suspended for the rest of the tournament and his goal sealing the victory for the Coffees. The player had made his international debut last year and has 10 caps to his name in such a short period.

Inter also seem to be very close to signing Martin Montoya, the Barcelona fullback, as supposedly the clubs had agreed on a bid for the 24-year-old.



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