Newcastle Reported After New International Center-Back Target

It’s starting to look like a typical transfer window for Newcastle United, with the club linked with multiple different transfer targets.

It may even be worse than usual (or better depending on what view you take), because we are now led by a world-class manager with an excellent name in world football – Mr. Rafa Benitez.

And Rafa could well surprise us with some of his summer signings, as he did last year when some of the announcements of our signings came right of the blue and were not even thought to be Newcastle targets.

24 year-old Inter Milan center-back Jeison Murillo

The news comes from Italy and Gazzetta dello Sport who are reporting that Rafa Benitez is interested in signing Inter Milan center-back Jeison Murillo.

Murillo was signed in February 2015 from Spanish club Granada for a total transfer fee of €10M (£8.6M).

Inter have had had another poor season in Serie A for them, finishing in 7th place on 59 points and a number of players are expected to leave the club this summer, with 24 year-old 25 times capped Colombian International Murillo being one of them.

Newcastle are reported to be one of four clubs interested in the 6ft tall defender and the others are said to be Valencia, Borussia Dortmund and Monaco

The disadvantage we face this season is that we cannot offer any new players European football, but Rafa is very persuasive and he can talk about Newcastle’s coming resurgence in the world of European (and world) football.

The 24-year-old made 34 appearances for Inter Milan last season with one goal and one assist and he has played a total of 69 times for Inter with 3 goals and 2 assists.

Murillo made his debut for Colombia in October of 2014, playing in a 3–0 friendly win over El Salvador.

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