FC Barcelona takes on defender Murillo rental from Valencia

FC Barcelona has Thursday reinforced with defender Jeison Murillo. The Colombian international will be for the rest of the season on rental basis from Valencia.

Barcelona has in the contract an option to buy 25 million euros stipulated. The contract of Murillo de Valencia is still running through mid-2022.

The winter transfer is striking, because the 26-year-old Murillo played this season, only three official matches for Valencia, to which one cup match.

The central defender did in september ninety minutes in the Champions League match against Juventus (0-2 loss). Murillo fell especially on a duel with Cristiano Ronaldo. Who grabbed Murillo light by the hair, and given his first red card in the Champions League.

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Barcelona with 34 points to lead Spain

Murillo began his career in 2010 in Granada, and played in Spain, also on a rental basis for Cádiz and Las Palmas. In 2015, made the 26-fold international of Colombia moved to Internazionale, where he last year when Valencia was signed.

With Murillo in the selection of Barcelona in the second half of the season a bit more room in the defenders. Gerard Piqué, Clément Lenglet, Samuel Umtiti and Thomas Vermaelen problems this season already with injuries.

FC Barcelona is currently on top in the Primera División. The team of trainer Ernesto Valverde has 34 points, three more than closest competitors Sevilla and Atlético Madrid.

Barcelona plays Saturday at Camp Nou against RC Celta in the final league game of 2018. Atlético close the first half of the season against Espanyol and Seville on Sunday to visit at CD Leganes.

View the program, the results and the position in the Primera División

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