Breaking News

Barcelona: Manchester United consider bid for Yerry Mina

The Colombian defender has another Premier League suitor chasing after him.


Yerry Mina’s Barcelona career could be coming to a premature end even though he had an excellent World Cup. His performances for the Catalans weren’t convincing last season and there is little patience to develop him up to the necessary level.

The 23-year-old only joined the club in January for €11.8m from Brazilian side Palmeiras. He does have a €100 million release clause, but Barcelona are willing to accept a much lower offer due to the club not needing him.

According to The Sun, Manchester United are preparing a £35 million bid as Jose Mourinho looks to bolster his defence ahead of the new season. Everton were heavily linked with the Colombian, so they might respond to this with an improved offer. However, £35 million would be a great deal for an unwanted player.
He could be a good fit for the Red Devils because of his athleticism and aerial prowess which also makes him a major threat in the opposition box. Mourinho utilises a defensive style with an emphasis on counter-attacks and direct play. Therefore, Mina’s ability on the ball is less important and he’s unlikely to spend as much time in a high defensive line.

His time at Barcelona reflects how high the expectations are for new signings. Mina is a talented player, but he has struggled to adjust to the style and differs from traditional Barca defenders. The desire for success every season can lead to short-term solutions. Mina is likely to be a top defender, but the club isn’t willing to be patient and see whether he can adapt.

Clement Lenglet’s arrival earlier this summer means Mina has effectively been replaced, and the French defender is likely to fit into the club’s style better due to his composure on the ball. Although he is left-footed, whereas Mina is right-footed. However, Marlon Santos appears to be staying at the club even though he was heavily linked with a move away earlier in the window which ensures they have two right-footed centre-backs.

No comments