Everton are one of the busier members of the transfer window this summer in the Premier League. The Toffees have had a managerial change. Newly appointed coach Marco Silva is looking to add his stamp onto the Everton side having taking over the club’s reigns from Sam Allardyce. The former Watford boss already has a fantastic attack to his disposal but wants to build a reliable and strong defence.
To satisfy the requirement, the 41 year old already signed Lucas Digne from Barcelona. Having arrived last week, the French left back spoke about his conversation with Yerry Mina at the presentation. He said how he was trying to convince the Colombian to join him at Everton. The Goodison Park outfit is extremely keen on providing competition to the likes of Michael Keane and Phil Jagielka, and thus is considering a move for the 23 year old.
Yerry Mina has already spoken about his unhappiness at Barcelona. Since signing for the Catalans in January, his playing time has been limited. As a matter of fact, Clement Lenglet’s signing means that Mina has fallen further down in the pecking order. The club is also keen on freeing a non-EU spot from the squad and will allow the former Palmeiras man if a reasonable offer comes in.
Everton and Manchester United are the two possible destinations. Marco Silva’s side is now the front runner for the central defender. The Toffees are plotting a £28.5 million transfer for the Colombia international. It has now been reported that Mina is closing in on a transfer to Merseyside following the news of him being absent from training on Tuesday morning. A move is expected to be announced within the next 48 hours.
Yerry Mina’s transfer will be a good deal for both clubs. However, the beneficiary will be Everton. While Barcelona would clear a non-EU member from their and free up a wage bill, they would have lost on to a prospect in the backline. Yerry Mina stood out for Colombia in the FIFA World Cup, being defensively solid and also scoring three goals.