'Progressing well': Nuno hails Nottingham Forest 21-year-old who has seriously improved
Source: Nottinghamforest

Nottingham Forest fans can't stop waxing lyrical about Murillo at the moment and he was in action against Wolves yesterday.

It's been a quality season for the youngster from Brazil. Murillo was scouted by Manchester City before Forest managed to sign the player for around PS11 million.

With Forest fighting to stay in the Premier League, Murillo is going to be key. However, clubs are starting to look at the centre-back with next season in mind for a host of top sides.

Keeping hold of Murillo is likely to prove tricky for Forest. With financial fair play loitering in the background still, the Reds need to cut their cloth accordingly this summer.

Selling a star player does feel highly likely right now. Murillo and Morgan Gibbs-White will likely come into lots of clubs' thinking and it'll be up to Forest to get the very best deal.

After yesterday's game, Nuno Espirito Santo has been quizzed on Forest star Murillo. It would appear as though he's enjoying working with him at the City Ground.


The Forest head coach has played the Brazilian in every game he's managed in the Premier League since Steve Cooper.

Murillo has been ever-present in the top flight since he made his debut against Brentford back in October and his stock continues to rise.

After yesterday's draw with Wolves, the Reds head coach Espirito Santo was asked to deliver a verdict on Murillo and he duly obliged.

He told Nottinghamshire Live: "He is progressing well but at this moment it's not about individuals, it's about the team, the club and the situation we have.

"All of our players should improve individually because we need the best of each one of them."

Murillo is going to the very top It's hard to imagine Murillo remaining at Forest much longer in truth. The player is vitally important but it could be just five more appearances for the player in the Garibaldi.

At 21, he's got bags of untapped potential and he's been linked with some seriously big clubs based on his form for Forest this season.

One of the best things about being a Premier League club is that Forest have had the chance to sign players of Murillo's ilk.

Furthermore, this is a nod to the recruitment team given that Forest will make a serious profit on the player who cost roughly PS11 million only last summer.

Murillo has been a pleasure to watch at Forest and now the club might have to resign themselves to the player not being around next season.