Yerry Mina will finally get his wish granted and will leave FC Barcelona after spending only six months with the LaLiga giants.
The 23-year-old Colombia international was not able to adjust to the pace of the Spanish game and did not look as technically savvy as he looked in his days with Palmeiras. As a result, he quickly fell in Ernesto Valverde’s pecking order and the arrival of Clement Lenglet would only make things even more difficult for him.
However, they took advantage of Mina’s stellar World Cup with Colombia – he scored three goals as Los Cafeteros made it to the Round of 16 before losing to England in a penalty shoot-out – and placed him on the market. Several teams were interested, but Everton won the race for his services.
In fact, a report from SPORT has indicated that Everton and Barcelona have come to terms on a deal that will see Yerry Mina switch the Nou Camp for Goodison Park. The Toffees took advantage of the fact that Mina’s negotiations with Manchester United broke down, and quickly snapped him up before it was too late.
This deal is believed to be worth around €32 million and Mina will be Everton’s second signing from Barca this summer, as they also acquired left-back Lucas Digne from Los Blaugranas.