Everton fans will have to wait a little longer to see new signing Yerry Mina in action for the Toffees.
The Blues landed the Colombian defender from Barcelona in the summer in a deal believed to be worth around £27m. Mina, who scored past Jordan Pickford for Colombia at the World Cup, was recovering from a foot injury which has kept him out of action thus far. Reports suggested that Mina had suffered a broken metatarsal on the road to recovery but according to the Liverpool Echo, the new setback is only minor.
The Toffees have landed a high number of South American players in the last few transfer windows with the likes of Richarlison and Bernard making a move to Goodison Park in recent times. To continue their excellent scouting of the continent, Everton should be lining up a move for Porto wonderkid – Eder Militao.
Valued at £7.2m by Transfermarkt, the 20-year-old joined the Portuguese champions from Sao Paulo in the summer, penning a five-year deal with the club. However, reports suggest that Everton scouts have watched the youngster on at least two occasions. Militao could be an excellent addition to Marco Silva’s squad.
Despite primarily being used at centre-back, the youngster is also comfortable at right-back or defensive midfield. His impressive showings did not go unnoticed with the defender receiving his first Brazil call-up alongside Richarlison. Militao is a quick, aggressive defender who should have no difficulties adapting to the physicality of the Premier League and would also add another significant threat from set-pieces.
With Phil Jagielka approaching retirement, Militao could be the perfect replacement.
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