Sampdoria snaps up Murillo from Valencia

Jeison Murillo spent the second half of the 2018-19 season on loan at Barcelona, but the defender is now heading to Serie A side Sampdoria.

Jeison Murillo spent the second half of last season on loan at Barcelona but started a single La Liga.   -  Getty Images

Sampdoria has signed Jeison Murillo from Valencia. The centre-back will initially link up with the Serie A side on loan before joining for a reported €15million fee, having agreed a four-year deal.

Murillo spent the second half of last season on loan at Barcelona but started a single La Liga game. Colombia international Murillo was then left out of his country's squad for this year's Copa America.

And Valencia has allowed him to leave only a year after he moved to Mestalla from Inter.

Valencia had already signed goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen from Barcelona for 2019-20, with Neto eventually moving the other way.

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