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OFFICIAL: Barcelona sign Jeison Murillo on loan from Valencia

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The deal includes a purchase option

Valencia v Juventus - UEFA Champions League Group H Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images

Barcelona confirmed on Thursday they have signed Jeison Murillo from Valencia on loan until the end of the season.

The defender arrives as back-up in defence with both Samuel Umtiti and Thomas Vermaelen currently sidelined due to injury.

Murillo will be officially presented on Thursday December 27.

Valencia released a statement explaining details of the deal.

“Valencia CF have reached an agreement with FC Barcelona for the transfer of Colombian international defender Jeison Murillo until June 30, 2019. The agreement includes a purchase option for 25 million euros.”

Source | Valencia

Welcome to Barcelona Jeison Murillo!