Everton’s transfer activity is finally up and running following the big-money capture of Richarlison from Watford.
The Merseyside outfit have boosted their attacking options by signing the Brazilian winger, and now attention has switched to defensive targets.
Yerry Mina has been linked with a move to Goodison Park for some time, but the Barcelona centre-back is believed to be attracting attention from a handful of clubs.
The Liverpool Echo recently reported that the 23-year-old is Everton’s number-one target.
According to L’Equipe journalist Bilel Ghazi, the Colombian, who joined Barcelona from Palmeiras in January, would prefer a move to Lyon due to the Champions League football on offer.
Sans le citer, Jean-Michel Aulas sous-entend qu’il a parlé à Yerry Mina et que celui-ci lui a expliqué qu’il préférait disputer la C1 avec Lyon que rejoindre Everton. Reste l’aspect financier… @lequipe #lequipeMercato
— Bilel Ghazi (@BilelGhazi) July 24, 2018
Mina, who is valued at £18m by Transfermarkt, has plenty of attractive qualities in that he can command the back line with or without the ball.
The young defender has a strong aerial presence and can read the game well, but it seems that Everton have some stiff competition as they cannot offer European football.
On Reddit, fans gave their take on the latest twist.