Everton are open to selling Yerry Mina this summer, according to Football Insider.
Their report claimed that the Blues may sanction a £20m exit for the Colombian to partly fund a move for an elite centre-back.
This follows a claim from talkSPORT last week that Carlo Ancelotti was eyeing up a reunion with Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly, whom he previously described as “the best defender in the world”.
Football Insider added that Ancelotti is impressed by Mina’s physicality but considers him too erratic.
Mina’s Everton career to date
Mina joined Everton in the summer of 2018 for a fee of just over £27m. He has gone on to make 72 appearances for the Toffees and this season he started 22 of the club’s first 24 Premier League matches.
Everton journalist Greg O’Keefe wrote in January that he had ‘found something lacking since his arrival… consistency’. However, the 26-year-old was dropped to the bench for the 3-3 draw at Manchester United at the start of the following month and, having suffered a calf injury, he has not been selected since.
Transfer Tavern verdict
Everton will require a top-level central defender if they are to pursue their ambition of becoming a Champions League club.
This year, it looks as if they’ll have to settle for a place in the Europa League given their inconsistency – see the home defeats against relegation-threatened sides like Fulham, Newcastle and Burnley.
Showing Mina the door would be a little ruthless, but many Everton fans would probably applaud that mindset. However, they would surely struggle to fetch £20m for a defender of Mina’s calibre in this declining transfer market, as he’s about to enter the final two years of his deal.
In other news, some Everton fans weren’t happy with this transfer update.
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