According to French outlet l’Équipe, Everton defender has sustained another injury, and is set to have a longer spell on the sidelines.
The Toffees signed the Colombian from Barcelona for a fee of £27.19m on deadline day in the summer, however, he was already carrying an injury at that point.
The defender has now suffered a new injury; a fracture of the fourth metatarsal in his foot, and will spend a minimum of three weeks on the sideline, according to the website.
He is yet to feature for Marco Silva’s men this season, and fans will soon become restless. This is a worrying sign for those at Goodison Park, as this could be an indication of what is to come for the club if he is this injury prone.
The only benefit for Everton is that Mina has a buy-back clause written into his contract, meaning Barcelona can buy the player back for £54m if they wish. However, in truth, there is no indication so far that Barcelona would ever want to buy him back for that price. He clearly carries the baggage of being injury prone, and would not justify a price tag of over £50m.
There must have been a reason why the Spanish giants were so keen to sell the centre back, and it may be becoming apparent to all of those in blue. However, there is no denying his potential once he is fit and firing, and Marco Silva will be hoping that that is sooner rather than later.