Yerry Mina could be heading for the exit door at Barcelona
The Colombian centre-back is tipped to join Manchester United
With several attacking options at his disposal, Mourinho has decided to focus on bolstering his defence, ?claiming that the club may only make one more addition before deadline day.
According to Spanish source Mundo Deportivo, the 23-year-old Mina is keen on moving to England this summer and is now only waiting on Barça to accept United’s offer, having already agreed personal terms with the Red Devils.
Mundo’s report claims that negotiations between the club and player were wrapped up during the week, with United offering a five-year contract worth €8.5m per year.
If the reports are to be believed, all that is left now is for Barcelona to accept a price.
It is understood that the Red Devils have already tabled an offer of €39m, yet Barcelona are unwilling to sell for anything below €45m despite only spending €11.8m to bring him in from Palmeiras last winter.
Mina’s showing at the 2018 World Cup, though, has certainly boosted his status. The 6ft 4in centre-back scored three times during the tournament, equaling the record of most goals scored by a defender in a single World Cup which set by Germany’s
Prior to United’s interest Mina was a target of Premier League rivals Everton and his former teammate in Catalonia Lucas Digne is still hoping he will make a switch to the Toffees instead.
New Everton man Digne said (via ?The Metro): I hope to see him here but I don’t know really! He’ll choose the best for his career and we’ll see.
“I said to him to come but we’ll see. Really I don’t know. He’s a good player and a good guy.”