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FC Barcelona Announces Buyout of Brazil Defender Yerry Mina

12 January, 2018, 17:38 | Author: Heidi Alvarez
  • Barcelona continue 2018 spending with Mina deal

La Liga leaders FC Barcelona have reached an agreement for the transfer of Yerry Mina from Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras. The player's minimum release clause will be set at 100 million euros.

Colombia worldwide Mina, 23, will sign a four-year contract at Camp Nou after Palmeiras accepted an offer of 11.8 million euros for the central defender. "The Colombian, who is joining from Palmeiras, uses his aerial prowess to impose himself and score goals".

Mina moved to Palmeiras from Sante Fe last year and won the Brazilian League in his first season, while making its Team of the Year.

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He will be Barcelona's second signing of the January transfer window after Philippe Coutinho's 160 million-euro capture from English topflight, Liverpool. He has also scored another three with the Colombian national team with whom he has now made nine appearances since his debut on 8 June 2016.

The Colombia worldwide will strengthen Barcelona's defensive options as Javier Mascherano is expected to leave Camp Nou in the January transfer window, with Chinese Super League side Hebei China Fortune reportedly keen on the experienced Argentine. "Without a doubt the Colombian has the potential to make it", The Spanish giants said in a statement on their website.

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