Wolverhampton Wanderers have enjoyed themselves in the transfer market this summer with 8 new players arriving through the doors at Molinuex so far, but a recent report from the Italian media outlet Tuttomercatoweb suggests their biggest deal of the summer could yet be on the horizon.
According to the report, Wolves have tabled a bid worth 20 million euros (£18 million) in an attempt to prize Yerry Mina away from Barcelona, despite reported interest from Liverpool, Everton and West Ham United.
In a week when Wolves have already secured one major coup by signing Joao Moutinho from Monaco, the latest reports will surely be greeted with delight by the Wanderers faithful who look set to enjoy an exciting season one way or another.
The Colombia international enhanced his reputation at the World Cup this summer with a series of commanding performances in central defence.
Standing at 6 foot 4 inches, Mina provided a strong aerial presence at both ends of the pitch, as England cruelly found out during the dying embers of their last-sixteen clash.
With England seemingly destined for the quarter-final, Mina towered above a crowded penalty area to nod home a dramatic equaliser, taking his tally to 3 for the tournament and 6 from just 15 international appearances.
The 23-year-old clearly has a habit of getting himself on the scoresheet, as he managed to score 5 goals from 26 with Palmeiras in the Brazilian top-flight before making the switch to Barcelona.
With plenty of quality to offer at both ends of the pitch, Mina would be a huge asset for Wolves next season as they bid to cement their top-flight status and, the fact a club of Liverpool’s stature have expressed an interest in his signature speaks volumes about his potential to thrive in the Premier League.
Wolves have made excellent strides towards forming the spine of a solid top-flight outfit so far this summer, but a deal for Mina would undoubtedly be their biggest statement yet considering his obvious quality and the level of interest he has attracted since shining on the international stage.
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