Sunday January 4 2015
Muriel set for €15m Samp move

Sampdoria are on the verge of signing Udinese and Colombia forward Luis Muriel for €15m.

According to Sky Sport Italia, the two clubs have almost reached an agreement on the deal, which will be €12m upfront plus €3m in add-ons.

It’s reported that a crunch meeting is currently taking place in London with the Pozzo family, who own Udinese, Watford and Granada.

Muriel himself had recently confirmed he wanted the Sampdoria move.

“Many clubs want me, but we are very close to Sampdoria and I think this will be my destination. My agent is taking care of things and I am very happy with the news he has given me so far.

“Sampdoria are the ideal destination, as they are aiming for Europe. We still need a few more details for the transfer, but I hope to find consistency – whether at Sampdoria or Udinese – to get back into the Colombia squad.”

Muriel is a replacement for Manolo Gabbiadini, who arrived this evening to complete a €13m transfer to Napoli.

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