March 17, 2018

Barcelona Sign Defender Yerry Mina From Palmeiras

12 January 2018, 08:26 | Regina Holmes

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"Yerry Mina arrives at FC Barcelona to reinforce the central defensive positions", said the statement on the club's official website.

The Catalonian club announced the acquisition on Thursday.

FC Barcelona have signed Colombia center-back Yerry Mina from Brazilian side Palmeiras, the Catalan club announced.

To put Yerry Mina's release clause into context, Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann is available for purchase this summer for 100 million euros. "The cost of the transfer is €11.8m".

We will shortly inform you of the agenda and the presentation time of the player.

"He will bring a physical presence as his 1.95-metre frame suggests but he is also a quick, ball-playing defender".

Mina, Barcelona's second deal of the winter transfer window after Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho, scored nine goals in his 49 Palmeiras games, and three others for his national team during nine matches.

Mina came through the ranks at Deportivo Pasto, before moving on to Santa Fe and then Palmeiras in 2016.

Barcelona have already added to their squad this month, having finally completed a long-awaited move for Brazil global Philippe Coutinho.

Barca continue their pursuit of winning the treble tonight as they face Celta Vigo in the Copa del Rey tonight.

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