Barcelona defender Yerry Mina has reportedly agreed personal terms on a deal to seal a transfer to Manchester United this summer.
The Colombia international is valued at around €40million by his club and the Red Devils must now agree a fee with Barca to finally get things done, according to Mundo Deportivo.
Mina looks an impressive addition if United can snap him up, and Mundo Deportivo report that they’d be beating Premier League rivals Everton to his signature if they do.
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After a fine showing for Colombia at this summer’s World Cup, where he scored three goals from defence, Mina looks a big talent who could have been a great coup for a club like Everton.
However, United’s defensive situation means it’s little surprise they’ve now entered the running and may hold some advantage.
The 23-year-old would presumably rather join a bigger club and take the opportunity to play in the Champions League if possible, something that wouldn’t be on offer at Goodison Park.
The Evening Standard also link United with an interest in Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld in defence, though he’d be more expensive, likely meaning Mina’s asking price shouldn’t be too much for them to pay to get things done quickly as there are just six days until the transfer deadline.
Although Mina hasn’t exactly hit the ground running at Barca, he could prove a very smart signing on the cheap to give United the upgrade they need on players like Chris Smalling and Phil Jones at the back.