The Brazilian signed a five-year contract with Nottingham Forest this summer, ending a four-year association with Corinthians. It is reported that the clubs agreed to split the fee into three instalments, and according to Brazilian outlet UOL, Forest are believed to have paid the first instalment of €5m earlier this week. Nottingham Forest is rumored to have paid the first of three instalments to Corinthians for Murillo’s services.
Corinthians anticipates receiving the remaining funds (each worth €4 million) in December and March of the following year. That would bring the total fee to €13m, with the remaining €2m said to be for performance-related bonuses.
Murillo, who has played for Trentside in three games so far under Steve Cooper, says he is content there. “There is a relationship of trust between me and the club and me and the manager as well,” he stated to Sky Sports.
“He has talked to me a lot ever since I arrived. He is an excellent manager and I’m really happy to be working with him.”