Reported Liverpool target Yerry Mina is wanted by Everton and the Blues have offered €24 million plus a buyback clause to Barcelona.
After scoring 3 goals at the World Cup with Colombia, Yerry Mina has caught the attention of clubs across Europe. The 6 foot 5 defender is a real threat from set pieces but also has the pace and strength to be the perfect physical specimen for a top club.
Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing the 23-year-old and if this is true, they will face competition from several teams and Goal now report that Everton have taken the first step toward signing Mina.
The central defender has a €100m (£88m) release clause in his contract and despite Everton bidding just over £66 million less than Barcelona’s asking price, they have included a clause in their offer that might catch the Catalonian’s attention.
As Goal report, Everton, led by sporting director Marcel Brands, have submitted a bid of €24 million (£21,1m) plus a buyback clause which could essentially see the deal take on the appearance of a loan.
If Barcelona sell Mina and deem him fit to start at the club in the future, they could return for him. A move like this would be ideal for both parties and if Liverpool are interested, it’s one that would be good to hijack.
Goal report that “Barcelona intend cede Mina to Everton” and so their willingness to part with the Colombian is clear. With that in mind, a move more Mina could seriously boost the Reds’ squad ahead of the 2018/19 season.
Talks are planned for next week to determine Mina’s future and that would give Liverpool a window to hijack a move for the immense defender if they so wish.
It does appear clear, however, that Klopp intends to operate with Dejan Lovren as his first choice partner for Virgil van Dijk and where that would leave Mina coming in is unknown.