Tottenham must hijack Everton’s bid to sign Yerry Mina

According to reports in The Liverpool Echo, Everton are keen to sign Barcelona centre-back Yerry Mina and have already made contact with the Catalan giants about bringing the 23-year-old to Goodison Park, and Tottenham Hotspur should be considering hijacking any deal.

What’s the word, then?

Barcelona's Yerry Mina celebrates scoring for Colombia

Well, The Liverpool Echo report that the Toffees have already made an attempt to bring the highly-rated Colombia international to Merseyside, with a loan deal a possibility seeing as both parties would be happy with that.

The Liverpool Echo report that the club need a new centre-back following the departure of Ramiro Funes Mori and with Ashley Williams’ future in doubt, and that Marco Silva and Marcel Brands are both admirers of the 6ft 5in defender.

Mina became the first defender to score in his first three appearances at a World Cup in Russia – including his towering late header against England on Tuesday – and it hasn’t gone unnoticed as Everton look to find a new partner for Michael Keane.

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Why should Spurs hijack any move?

Well, the huge centre-back may not have quite made the grade with Barcelona yet following his move to them during the January transfer window, but he is young and they still saw enough in him to know that he has the potential to be a success for them in the future.

His performances in Russia certainly proved the qualities that he has, and the fact that he already has a relationship with Tottenham’s Davinson Sanchez would mean that he should settle in quickly in north London.

With Toby Alderweireld’s future potentially in doubt this summer, a centre-back could be a priority for Mauricio Pochettino, who should sign a Chelsea star following his latest World Cup display, and Mina could be the ideal addition given his ability and potential.