Everton on brink of signing Yerry Mina from Barcelona 2 months ago

Everton on brink of signing Yerry Mina from Barcelona

Everton are making a habit of signing players from Barcelona

Marco Silva looks set to follow up the signing of Barcelona left-back Lucas Digne by bringing yet another defender from Camp Nou to Goodison Park this week.

Everton completed the signing of Digne, a 25-year-old French left-back who has previously played Lille, Paris Saint-Germain and Roma, for close to £18 million pound last week.

Digne had spent two seasons at Camp Nou, but failed to make an impression due to the quality of mainstay Jordi Alba.

According to reports in Spain, Digne is expected to be joined by another out-of-favour Barcelona defender in the form of Colombian centre-back Yerry Mina.

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Mina impressed for his country at this summer's World Cup, scoring three goals as Colombia reached the second round, before being eliminated by Gareth Southgate's England side.

The 23-year-old joined Barcelona from Brazilian side Palmeiras last summer for more than £10 million, but made fewer than ten appearances throughout what appears will be his solitary season at the club.

He had been linked with a departure from the club prior to the World Cup, but his performances in Russia have increased his options and seen a variety of sides linked with him.

It is believed that Mina will sign a five-year deal with the Toffees in a deal worth approximately £28 million. If confirmed, Mina will likely enter the first team immediately in place of Ashley Williams, who has joined Stoke City on a season-long loan deal.