Palmeiras defender Yerry Mina will join Barcelona next summer


Barcelona have agreed a deal with Palmeiras over the signing of Colombia international Yerry Mina, according to a report from Marca.

The Blaugrana have been locked in negotiations with the Sao Paulo-based club since the summer, requesting that the 22-year-old arrives in January, but have only just confirmed the €9 million deal which will see Yerry Mina become their first signing ahead of the 2018/19 campaign.

Despite having only made his debut for Colombia just over a year ago, Yerry Mina has made quite the impact; he’s already scored three times for his country in nine caps, including a late equaliser against Uruguay in a World Cup Qualifier last October.

Yerry Mina has made 45 appearances for Palmeiras since joining from Colombian Primera A side Santa Fe in May 2016, scoring eight times and winning the league title in his debut season with the club.

He was also named in the Brazilian League Team of the Year and has nine caps for his native Colombia, where he has added a further three goals.

He will spend the 2017/18 season at Palmeiras to ensure sufficient playing time ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.



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