Arsenal reportedly interested in South American defender

Arsenal reportedly interested in South American defender

Jeison Murillo

Arsenal is reportedly interested in 24 year old Colombian international and Inter defender Jeison Murillo, according to Arsenal Fever (via Sky Sports Italia).

According to the report, Arsenal is believed to be close to signing Murillo for a deal that would be in the range of £15 million.

Murillo played 34 games in Serie A last season with Inter, and he made 3 appearances with the Colombian National Team this summer at the Copa America Centenario.

Murillo was a solid defender in Serie A last season, and he averaged 1.9 tackles per game, 2.2 interceptions per game, and 4.1 clearances per game.

Murillo would be a good addition to the Arsenal squad because their central defense is not particularly strong. If the Gunners are able to sign Murillo he would likely become a starting center back alongside Laurent Koscielny.

There seems to be a very realistic chance that Arsenal is able to sign Murillo, and if the reports are accurate they seem to be the favorites to do so.