Barcelona have secured an option for the Colombia international Yerry Mina

Barcelona appear to have a genuine interest in signing Palmeiras defender Yerry Mina this winter.

According to the football transfer rumours in Portuguese Media (A Bola), Barcelona have secured an option for the Colombia international Yerry Mina.

The Colombia international has joined Palmeiras from Santa Fe for a fee in the region of 3.4 million euros in May 2016. The 22-year-old has a valid contract with Palmeiras until May 2020.

Since his arrival from Santa Fe, Mina has scored 6 goals and provided 2 assists in 27 games for Palmeiras, including 4 goals and provided one assist in 18 games in all competitions this season.

The 22-year-old is considered to be one of the best young defenders in Colombia.

 

Yerry Mina
Yerry Mina

 

The Colombia international has been in impressive form for Palmeiras this season.

As a member of Colombia national football team, Yerry Mina has won 6 caps and has scored one goal.

Ernesto Valverde wants to sign a new defender this winter and Yerry Mina is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. He has always been a manager who keeps his eyes on the most talented young players across the globe.

The report claims that Barcelona manager has extensively scouted Yerry Mina and is considering a move for the defender.

 

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The Colombia international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of defensive player Ernesto Valverde wants to target in the winter transfer window.

Ernesto Valverde will reportedly be handed a huge transfer kitty this winter and the Palmeiras defender is thought to be among the manager’s priorities.

According to the report in Portuguese Media, Barcelona have secured an option for Palmeiras defender Yerry Mina for a fee in the region of 9 million euros. Mina will be brought to Spain in January, with coach Ernesto Valverde having injury concerns for Thomas Vermaelen and Javier Mascherano.

 

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