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15th Jul 2018

Premier League clubs move for highly touted Barcelona defender Mina

Jack O'Toole

Premier League clubs are circling Colombia defender Yerry Mina with the Barcelona centre-back potentially set to leave the Nou Camp this summer.

Mina enjoyed a breakout World Cup with Colombia and scored a last-minute equaliser to force extra-time in his side’s round of 16 tie with England where they would ultimately crash out of the tournament on penalties.

Mina signed for Barcleona from Palmeiras in January for a fee €11.8 million with a release clause set at €100 million.

However, West Ham United, Leicester and Everton have all reportedly made offers for the player ahead of the new season.

Mina played just five games for Barcelona last term and hinted at a possible exit from the club this week in his bid to see increased playing time.

“I want to play for a team where there is less pressure and where I can have minutes,” Mina said (via ESPN FC).

“I will always try to do my best for me, for my club and I hope that wherever I end up, whether it is at Barcelona or whether I have to leave, I will do it in the best way, but for the moment I am happy.

“When I saw that I wasn’t even on the bench, that I wasn’t even being considered, I started to train alone at home.

“It is tough to watch your teammates and see the matches on TV, it was a difficult moment that I don’t wish on any player.

“There were very difficult moments that were very sad for me because I was really not doing well. There were moments when I thought everything was going to turn out as I had imagined, but it wasn’t like that.

“I felt moments everything came crashing down upon me, I felt that nothing was going right, I couldn’t even pass the ball right, or train, I just felt like nothing went right.”

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