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Barcelona snap up Colombian defender Yerry Mina from Palmeiras for £10.5m

Barcelona snap up Colombian defender Yerry Mina from Palmeiras for £10.5m

Catalonia " s Barcelona FC informed today that the Colombian central defender Yerry Mina had been signed with the team for 11.8 million euros, local media reported.

He also has nine caps for Colombia, scoring three goals.

Yerry Mina was expected to arrive in Barcelona on Thursday after being given permission by Palmeiras to complete a long-awaited deal to join the Catalan giants.

"The cost of the transfer is 11.8 million euros and the termination clause is 100 million".

Barca say they have signed a "quick, ball-playing defender" who can also use his "aerial prowess to impose himself and score goals".




The La Liga side have announced they have agreed a transfer fee of £10.5million for the 23-year-old.

A deal for Mina had been set up for after the World Cup, but Barcelona were keen to complete an early move for the defender, who made clear his desire to join Ernesto Valverde's side. The long-term aim for the Colombian is to partner Umtiti for years to come, as Gerard Pique nears the twilight of his career.

Mina is known for his speed and daring. He missed part of last season because of a serious foot injury with Palmeiras.

Barcelona are nine points clear at the top of La Liga and are still in the Champions League and Copa del Rey.

Its next Spanish league match is on Sunday at Real Sociedad.


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