According to The Sun, Wolves are interested in signing Yerry Mina from Barcelona this summer.
Mina caught the eye in Russia this summer with his performances for Colombia in the World Cup. The centre-back was a rock at the heart of the Colombian defence, and even managed to score 3 goals at the tournament before his nation’s progress was halted by England in the first knockout round.
Mina’s good work on the world stage doesn’t look to have put him in contention for a starting place at Barcelona though. It now seems that the 23-year-old is going to have to move on during this transfer window in order to secure regular football.
Mina would be an ambitious target for Wolves, but the club have already made several high profile signings in recent transfer windows and have shown that they mean business. Now, Nuno Espirito Santo should look to take his defensive unit to the next level by bringing Mina to Molineux.
Following their title winning campaign in the Championship last time out, Wolves are preparing for life in the Premier League. In order to ensure top flight survival, Nuno has to pull together a rock solid back line this summer.
Mina’s leadership, vocalness, and physical profile make him the ideal lynchpin for the Wolves defence to form around. What’s more, a move to Molineux would give Mina the opportunity to reprise the main man status, that he enjoyed over the summer, on a day to day basis at club level.
With Mina amongst their ranks, Wolves would be ready to take the Premier League by storm. Transfermarkt value the Barca man at £18 million. That means he’d cost Wolves a lot of money, but they’ve already shown that they’re not afraid to spend, and it is a small price to pay for the opportunity to not only survive in the top flight, but thrive in it.