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Manchester United’s Yerry Mina deal collapses

Manchester United have been dealt a huge blow in their pursuit of Barcelona’s Yerry Mina.

According to a report from The Sun, United’s deal for Mina has fallen apart due to a row over agent fees.

A five-year contract had said to have been agreed with United and Mina but it appears that Mina’s agent, Felipe Russo is the one who forced the deal to fall through.

Time at Barca

Mina began his career in Colombia with Deportivo Pasto before moving to fellow Colombian side Independiente Santa Fe in 2014 for an unknown fee.

Mina played a total of 84 games for Independiente Santa Fe, in which he scored eight and assisted one.

The Colombian would then move to Brazilian side Palmeiras in May of 2016 for a fee in the region of £2.88 million.

Mina played 33 games for Palmeiras in which time he scored eight and assisted two.

This impressive season caught the eye of Spanish giants FC Barcelona who would sign Mina in January of 2018 for a fee of around £10.62 million.

Mina has played just six games for Barcelona, earning one assist in that time. However, despite only signing for Barca in January, Mina looks set for a move away from Spain this summer with Wolves, Everton and Leicester all showing an interest in him but it was United who looked closest to signing him before the deal fell through.

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – JULY 03: Yerry Mina of Colombia celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Colombia and England at Spartak Stadium on July 3, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Yerry Mina

World Cup

The main reason so many clubs are targeting Mina though is due to his great World Cup.

Mina played three of Colombia’s four World Cup games and scored in each of them. He was also very solid at the back for Colombia.

However, Colombia would be knocked out in the round of 16 by England, despite a late Colombia goal from Mina to send the game to extra time.

But regardless of Colombia’s finish, Mina certainly showcased what a top talent he is and as a result, many teams around Europe are now interested in him.

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