Yerry Mina agrees personal terms with Manchester United ahead of £40m move

Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo is today reporting that Manchester United have agreed personal terms with Barcelona defender, Yerry Mina.

According to the report, Mina would earn around £7.5 million a year from his proposed 5-year contract with United.

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 is United who look closest to signing him.

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.

SAMARA, RUSSIA – JUNE 28: Yerry Mina of Colombia celebrates with teammates after scoring his team’s first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group H match between Senegal and Colombia at Samara Arena on June 28, 2018 in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Problem area

One area they have yet to address is the centre-back. United’s centre-backs did not exactly have the greatest 2017/18 season.

Players like Eric Bailly and  Marcos Rojo would spend much of the 2017/18 season on the sideline with injuries.

The centre-backs that were fit for most of the season such as Phil Jones and Victor Lindelöf were not exactly on top form and at times would put in some very questionable displays.

So, it is clear United are in need of some fresh legs at centre-back if they wish to challenge Manchester City this summer and Mina could well be exactly what they need.

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