FC Barcelona announced today the loan signing of Colombian player, Jeison Murillo, from Valencia until the end of the 2018-2019. Murillo will sign his contract and be presented to the Blaugrana fans on Thursday, 27 December. Barça reached an agreement with Valencia for a reported €2 million for the services of the center-back Murillo, who has made just three appearances for Valencia this season, with an option for the move to be made permanent in the summer for €25m. The 26-year-old defender arrived in Barcelona today and underwent a medical and will feature for the club after the winter break. Barça decided sign the Colombian due to Samuel Umtiti and Thomas Vermaelen being out with injuries which meant the club had only two healthy center-backs, Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet.