Yerry Mina has been speculated with a move away from FC Barcelona this season.
23-year-old Barcelona defender, Yerry Mina, is said to have refused an offer from Argentine giants, Boca Juniors, according to various reports.
The reports suggest that Mina’s representative and uncle, Jair Mina, revealed that: “We know how great Boca are but the player wants to stay in Europe, that’s the plan.”
Responding to the information brought by Italian journalist Gianluca di Marzio, Jair was quoted by GolCaracol.com as saying that he did not know about any such offer. Earlier, di Marzio had revealed that Boca Juniors were willing to offer Barcelona a 5 million euros loan deal, with a 10 million euros option to purchase.
Along with Boca, di Marzio reported that Premier League sides West Ham and Everton were also interested in the former Palmeiras man. It is also reported that West Ham were willing to offer a fee of around 30 million euros to Barcelona, for the 23-year-old.
Initially it was stated that Mina would be willing to return to South American football, after a tough start to his European career at Barcelona. The first-six months of his stint in the Blaugrana colors has not shown him a lot of success, as he had limited game-time.
However, Yerry Mina was part of Colombia’s World Cup campaign in Russia this summer, and he impressed one and all. The defender also scored thrice in three games, having also scored a late equalizing header in the Round of 16 game against England.
Moreover, the comments of Mina’s representative confirms that the Colombian is ready to stay in European football and will not go back to South American football as of yet.
The defender joined Barcelona from Palmeiras back in January this year, for a reported fee of around 11.8 million euros. With brilliant performances in the World Cup, Mina’s stock has gone upwards. However, the Colombian is adamant to stay at the Camp Nou and fight for his place.