Everton appear to have completed the signing of Barcelona defender Yerry Mina after months of ongoing speculation.
The Toffees have reached an agreement to sign Mina on a permanent deal, for a fee of just over €30m. The deal includes an option for Barça to re-sign the player, a procedure that has become familiar with deals involving the La Liga champions.
Mina joins Brazilian attacking midfielder Bernard in the arrivals lounge at Goodison Park, after the former Shakhtar Donetsk star signed a four-year deal with the club earlier in the day.
A statement on Barcelona’s official website read: “FC Barcelona and Everton FC have reached an agreement over the transfer of the player Yerry Mina. The English club will pay FC Barcelona 30.25 million euros plus 1.5 million euros in variables. The Club reserves the right to buy back the player.
“FC Barcelona would like to publicly express their thanks to Yerry Mina for his commitment and dedication and wishes him all the best for the future.”
23-year-old Mina arrives at Goodison Park off the back of an impressive World Cup campaign with Colombia, where he scoring a remarkable three goals.
The 6’5″ centre back only joined Barcelona from Brazilian side Palmeiras in January, for a reported fee of €11.8m. The Catalans have made a healthy profit as a result of selling Mina, despite the Colombian only making five appearances in La Liga.