Everton have agreed a deal to sign Columbia World Cup star Yerry Mina.
That is according to Spanish media outlet Sport, who reports that the Merseyside club have agreed a €32 million (£28.5 million) fee with his current club Barcelona, with the 23-year old set to join Everton on a 5-year deal.
Mina had currently been linked with a move to Manchester United, but now it looks like Everton have beaten them to the punch with this move, which is likely to further infuriate Jose Mourinho, already unhappy at his club’s relative inactivity in the transfer market.
The addition of Mina to the squad should add strength to an Everton defence that has shown to be weak in pre-season, whilst his considerable ability in the air, as evidenced by his three headed goals in the World Cup, including the dramatic injury time equaliser against England, will add potency to their attack from set pieces.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.