Nottingham Forest are now edging closer to the signing of Brazilian wonderkid Murillo as the transfer deadline draws ever closer. The Reds have been targeting a new central defender for a little while and look to have got their man.

Some details have now emerged from Globo regarding the contract that Murilla will be handed by Forest. It’s believed that he will sign a deal that gives him a pay rise that is 17 times higher than his first professional deal at Corinthians.

Forest Murillo
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Murillo is set to sign for Forest for a fee in the region of £11 million. The player will have a sell-on clause inserted at the request of Corinthians; whilst a further £2 million could be recouped by them in the way of add-ons.

The deal isn’t yet completed but it’s looking close now. A medical examination will be required but it’s thought that Forest are now close to getting themselves a new central defender.

The 21-year-old doesn’t have loads of experience to his name. He’s only actually played 31 times for Corinthians but he’s been tipped for big things amid a series of fine performances during the 2023 campaign.

Details of Murillo contract emerges as he nears Forest move

This looks like an exciting signing for the Reds to make. Forest have tapped into the South American market once again and Corinthians will receive 10% of any future sale.

Forest are getting themselves a very handy defender. He’s been cautioned seven times during the current campaign and clearly, he’s not afraid to mix it with the more physical players he comes up against.

Forest Murillo

Although the player is a central defender, he can play in a number of different systems. Already during his young career, he’s showcased that he can play in a two or three-man defensive unit.

Murillo is expected in England very soon and this deal should now go through before the deadline on Friday. Hopefully, he can hit the ground running and get up to speed at Forest as quickly as possible.

This deal looks like a very sensible one indeed. Murillo has bags of potential and if he takes the Premier League by storm, the Reds might have got themselves a bargain.