Everton close to secure Yerry Mina transfer from Barcelona09/08/2018 14:31
Amid the rumors that have surfaced linking the defender with a move to Manchester United, Everton is reportedly ready to secure the signing of Yerry Mina from Barcelona. For the Red Devils, Mina was a target according to some news. They have considered him an alternative to Leicester City defender Harry Maguire, but the Toffees have moved to secure the 23-years-old signing.
On Thursday, Mina appears to be poised for Everton’s second arrival, which is the last day of the Premier League transfer window. As other portals have reported, Bernard the Brazilian international could also join the club after agreeing on a move.
Everton’s defense has struggled in pre-season so Mina’s arrival would add depth to Everton for sure. He is a strong defender, establishing a reputation as one of the best defenders in Brazilian football in his time at Palmeiras. But obviously the Catalan play didn’t suit him well, so he struggled since his arrival in Barcelona.
Mina at the FIFA World Cup thrived alongside Davinson Sanchez for Columbia and was more like the layer who developed a big reputation in Brazil. He is a major threat from set pieces, aggressive in his defensive duties and always commanding in the air.
Mina should be an upgrade on the defensive options in his new squad family. Marco Silva, Everton manager will be definitely delighted to get this deal wrapped up. The Colombian will need some time to get integrated into his new surroundings and get familiar with his team-mates. That’s why the match against Wolves will surely come too early for the Colombian. If he’s to thrive in English football some tweaks are needed to be made to his game, although the pedigree is there for him to push on.