Everton manager Marco Silva is looking to strengthen his defence during this transfer window with the signings of a left-back and centre-back said to be top priority. And according to Goal, Barcelona’s Yerry Mina is one player Silva could look to in the coming days now that the 23-year-old’s World Cup duties with Colombia are over.
Most recent transfer speculation surrounding Everton has been about the club bringing in a long-term successor for Leighton Baines. The Daily Mirror reports the Merseyside club are weighing up a bid for Celtic’s Kieran Tierney, while Sky Sports have suggested Bayer Leverkusen’s Wendell and Hertha Berlin’s Marvin Plattenhardt are also targets for the position.
However, Mina’s World Cup exit has now prompted a bid from Everton as they look to improve their central defensive options, and the £8.1m-rated (via Transfermarkt) Colombia international could be the man to do just exactly that.
Despite his struggles at Barcelona, Mina showed a lot of promise in Brazil with Palmeiras before departing for the Camp Nou back in January, while his aerially dominant and goalscoring displays in Russia were also impressive.
Everton, though, are likely to face competition for Mina with SPORT reporting that Turkish side Fenerbahce have made a £26.5m offer for the Colombian’s signature.
Considering Everton’s current options at the back, the Toffees simply cannot afford to lose out on a defender of Mina’s ability.
And if – although highly unlikely – Fenerbahce remain the only other team interested in Mina’s services, then the Goodison Park hierarchy should really be getting a deal over the line.