Agent fees scupper Man United deal for Yerry Mina and time is ticking

Manchester United’s proposed move for Barcelona defender Yerry Mina has collapsed after a row over agent fees according to The Sun.

What’s the story?

The Colombian centre-back signed for Spanish giants Barcelona in January after impressing for Palmeiras.

However, the 23-year-old struggled to break into the first team and has only made five La Liga appearances to date.

Mina then had a fine showing at the World Cup in Russia this summer, forging a strong partnership with Davinson Sanchez and becoming the first defender to score in each of their first three World Cup matches.

Jose Mourinho has been trying to recruit a centre-back this summer and a move for Mina appeared to be on the cards with terms reportedly agreed between the club and the defender.

However, according to the latest report, United have pulled a plug on the move after Mina’s agent changed his demands and refused to budge.

Another blow for Mourinho

Manchester United’s transfer struggles have been well-documented this summer, with Jose Mourinho railing against Ed Woodward for failing to deliver on his list of targets.

There’s a clear weakness in the centre of United’s defence and they will now have to find a last minute addition to plug the gap.