Everton contact Barcelona over Mina move

According to Goal.com, Everton have contacted Barcelona over a move for Colombian centre-back Yerry Mina in this summer’s transfer window.

What’s the story?

Mina joined Barcelona from Palmeiras in January, with the centre-back signing a long-term contract with the Catalan giants until the end of the 2022-23 campaign.

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It would be fair to say that the defender looked a touch nervy in his six Barcelona appearances in the second half of last season.

Mina has seemingly come of age at the 2018 World Cup, however, with the 23-year-old scoring three times in Colombia’s four matches in Russia.

The centre-back scored a towering header against England in the last-16 stage of the competition on Tuesday night, but could not prevent his team from losing on penalties.

Liverpool have been linked with a move for Mina, but according to Goal.com, Everton have made contact with Barcelona over a potential deal.

Would Mina be a good signing for Everton?

As mentioned above, Mina was not exactly convincing during his limited appearances for Barcelona in the second half of last season.

It is never easy adapting to a new club and a new league in the middle of a campaign, however, and Mina’s performances at the World Cup were very impressive indeed.

Standing at 6ft 5in, Mina is an absolute giant of a man, and his towering aerial presence was once again on display against England on Tuesday night.

Mina’s lack of pace could cost him in the Premier League, but he would be a serious threat in both penalty boxes if a move to England occurred in this summer’s transfer window.

According to Goal.com, Barcelona want to include a buy-back clause in any deal that happens this summer, which is not a surprise.

There is no question that new Everton boss Marco Silva needs to improve his backline this summer, and the arrival of towering Mina would be a serious statement of intent.