A large reshuffle is expected at Everton this summer with Director of Football Marcel Brands hinting that up to eight players could leave Goodison Park during the current transfer window (via the Guardian).
The departures of Funes Mori and Wayne Rooney and the likely exits of Morgan Schneiderlin, Yannick Bolasie and Ashley Williams, means a host of signings could be made with Barcelona’s Yerry Mina being a possibility.
According to Goal, Everton have made a £21m bid for the Colombia international, who now has the time to make a decision about his future after his nation’s elimination from the World Cup.
£8.1m-rated (via Transfermarkt) Mina has been one of the standout defenders in Russia, scoring three goals in the tournament, but hasn’t had the same kind of impact at Barcelona since his move there from Palmeiras back in January.
Nevertheless, Mina is still a very capable defender and would be an upgrade on any of the centre-backs Everton currently have at their disposal.
Take a look at what Everton fans have had to say on Mina here…
Be a great signing. Lad so impressive
— Graeme McVeigh (@GraemeMcV) July 4, 2018
I'd be absolutely buzzing with this lad.
— EvertonViking (@EvertonViking) July 4, 2018
He was a monster last night get it done
— Mike Thompson (@toffeecrunch25) July 4, 2018
Clear standout for Columbia last night. I’d be very interested.
— Ryan Edwards (@RyEdwards91) July 4, 2018
What a signing he would be but can’t see it happening
— L J W (@lestereverton80) 4 July 2018
Hope we sign that Mina looked class this World Cup
— $LENDERMAN (@EFCMatthew) 4 July 2018
Said all tournament that Mina looks class would be a qauilty signing even if it is on loan, an arlass, big, powerful, good in the air in both boxes … Get it done
— Gwladys Street Blues (@UpperGwladyBlue) July 4, 2018