Arsenal has added Inter Milan’s centre-back Jeison Mur
According to Italian daily Gazzetta dello Sport, Arsene Wenger wants to add another strong centre-back to his squad during the summer, while Inter Milan will have to sell a player in order to comply with financial fair play restrictions, and Murillo and Marcelo Brozovic are the two players most likely to exit the San Siro.
Murillo joined Granada last summer for £6.1 million, but after an impressive campaign with Granada, he joined the Serie A giant for a fee believed to be around £15 million.
The Colombia international formed a strong partnership with former Atletico Madrid star Miranda at the heart of Inter’s defense. He made 32 Serie A appearances according to WhoScored.com. Though, the Colombian is aggressive in his defensive duties but a little undisciplined – he was sent off three times in Serie A last season.
His ability to distribute the ball from his defensive position to midfielders makes him a perfect fit for Wenger’s Arsenal, and his strong physical skills would be a welcome sight at the Emirates Stadium – as this has been lacking since Alex Song’s departure.
Murillo is also reported to be in the radar of Premier League champions Leicester City as well as Stoke City, Everton and Zenit St. Petersburg.
Arsenal is also looking in the area of Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly who was significant in the Napoli defense last season. Koulibaly aerial presence is his strength in the defense but a bit slower when it comes to pace as compared to Murillo but the Senegalese International is reportedly believed to cost more than Murillo.