As per a report from Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, the decision regarding where Barcelona defender Yerry Mina will end up this summer has been left up to the player himself.
Mina, a 23-year-old central defender with 15 international caps (and 6 goals) for Colombia to his name, had been labelled a star of the future in South America for some time before his move from Palmeiras to Barcelona in January, and was named the best defender in the Brazilian top-flight in 2016.
A long-held agreement between the Blaugrana and Palmeiras saw Barca activate a 15 million Euro (13.38 million pounds) clause in the stopper’s contract during the winter transfer market, with Mina’s move to the Camp Nou having been made official on the 11th of January:
— FC Barcelona 🏆🏆 (@FCBarcelona) January 11, 2018
However, Mina’s time in Catalunya has since proven to be a major disappointment, with the South American having managed just 6 appearances across all competitions (4 starts) over the second-half of the campaign, looking some way short of the prodigious talent that he had previously been touted as in Brazil.
As such, the stopper has already been linked with an imminent exit from the Camp Nou, with the likes of Manchester United just one of the numerous clubs to have been impressed by Mina’s performances at the World Cup.
The last couple of weeks saw a new contender, in the form of Premier League outfit Everton, named as the favourites to secure a deal for Mina, though, with reliable Spanish journalist Gerard Romero having confirmed last month that the Toffees were ‘the side that like the Colombian the most’:
— Gerard Romero (@gerardromero) July 17, 2018
And, despite stories linking the South American powerhouse with a move to Manchester United having gathered serious pace over the last week, further updates around Europe yesterday morning suggested that Mina was nevertheless on the verge of a big-money move to Goodison Park.
As per the aforementioned report from Mundo Deportivo this evening, though, it is now being claimed that both United and Everton have essentially satisfied the demands of Barca in terms of a transfer fee.
As such, the decision regarding where Mina will end up is reportedly being left up to the player himself.
MD suggest that the stopper has agreed personal terms with both clubs, and is now attempting to decide which destination would be most the most beneficial in terms of his development.
Mina is expected to make his final decision known to the Barca board by tomorrow.