Barcelona are reportedly close to offloading Yerry Mina in a transfer to Everton, after only having signed the Colombian defender at the start of the year.
According to Goal, Mina is wanted by Everton in the Premier League and the two clubs are close to agreeing on a deal, though one sticking point could be negotiating a buy-back clause in his contract.
Mina joined Barcelona in January for €11.6million from Brazilian outfit Palmeiras – as per Sport English – but he struggled to break into the first team, making just five appearances in the second half of the season.
However, the 23-year-old put that disappointment behind him this summer on international duty with Colombia at the World Cup in Russia. He was arguably the country’s stand-out performer during their run to the last 16, scoring three goals including a last-minute equaliser against England, showing his immense potential.
The young defender was way down the pecking order behind Gerard Pique, Samuel Umtiti and Thomas Vermaelen at Barca but a move to Everton could see him secure regular first team football.
It is little wonder then that the Catalan giants are cautious about not having the option to re-sign him at some point in the future, as Goal suggests.