Monday, June 7, 2021

Jeison Murillo to return to Valencia CF?

There are reports coming from Spanish media that Jeison Murillo might return to Valencia CF as the club plans to sell Mouctar Diakhaby and bring in another central defender to take his place, with David Timor also coming in as a backup in midfield and central defender. If all goes according to plan then Valencia CF will have Paulista, Hugo, Murillo and David in central defense, and David would also cover in midfield, especially if Daniel Wass is sold as he only has a year remaining on his contract.

Anyways Jeison Murillo first joined Valencia CF on a loan deal from Inter Milan, after a successful season on loan the club purchased the player, but then he never really played that season and the next he was loaned out to FC Barcelona and then in the second half of the season to Sampdoria, who then purchased him in the summer after he made 10 appearances for them, but then loaned him out to Celta de Vigo after being unused in the first half of their season.

Jeison Murillo has been very good at Celta and has featured extensively in the year and a half he's been there. His loan deal with Celta ends this summer and he returns to Sampdoria if Celta Vigo do not exercise their right to buy the player, which I don't think they will as he is still valued at about 7 million euros and its unlikely that Celta have that kind of money for a central defender. 

Valencia CF on the other hand would not have to pay anything for the player, as Sampdoria still owe Valencia CF money from the transfer fee for the player, so the debt would be cleared and the player would join Valencia CF. There has been initial contact with the players agent and Jaison seems willing to return to Valencia CF.

If this deal and the David Timor one go through then Valencia CF would essentially have a complete back line with 4 players to choose from and would basically not have to spend more than 3 million euros for 2 players.