Rodrigo Caio had medical with Barcelona, but they signed Murillo instead!

Rodrigo Caio

Rodrigo Caio had medical with Barcelona, but they signed Jeison Murillo instead of him.

Rodrigo Caio came very close to signing for Barcelona, but his move collapsed at the last moment, as Barca chose Murillo instead.

Barca has big problems in defense. The players they have are either in poor form, or out injured.

That’s why Barca had to react on the transfer market!

They signed Jeison Murillo on loan for 6 months from Valencia. In a way, this is a strange signing, as Murillo hasn’t played much for Valencia.

He still represents an “healthy” option for Barca, but it could have turned out a lot differently.

Rodrigo Caio was inches away to his dream move, but things collapsed at the last minute. As reported in AS, he had this to say about the whole situation.

“I did the medical and it was positive. They had two options: Murillo or me, and they signed him. It had already happened and by the time I left the test room, Murillo was chosen. Just knowing there is interest from them leaves me happy. It’s a sign that they’re following me and know my potential.”

“They had two options: Murillo or me, and they signed him!”

Despite not getting the transfer, Caio isn’t too unhappy about the failed transfer and why should he be?


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He is still young and playing great for Sao Paulo. There is just a question of time before he will be signed by one of the top clubs.

Who knows, Caio might even get his transfer to Barcelona in the summer, if Murillo doesn’t pan out, so you could say that Caio just missed out on Barca for 6 months.

On the other hand, Murillo will have a tough job of fixing Barcelona’s defense.

Štefan Japelj

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