Everton centre-back Yerry Mina is set to leave the club at the end of the season and several clubs are reported with an interest in signing him.
The Colombia international’s current contract is set to expire in June, and there has been no indication Sean Dyche will extend his deal.
Indeed, after enduring an injury-plagued spell at Everton, it seems unlikely they would risk keeping him around for any longer than necessary.
Mina is currently the joint top earner for the Toffees, picking up a weekly wage of £120,000, alongside Abdoulaye Doucoure and Alex Iwobi.
Given that he has only made three Premier League appearances this term, Dyche clearly thinks that he is surplus to requirements.
With that in mind, Mina is planning ahead for his next move – with his entourage suggesting a switch to a Brazilian club could be on the cards.
This is according to journalist Andre Hernan, who claims that Mina’s agent has told him he has ‘always had’ interest from Brazil.
Although, the report adds that Mina’s current focus is on keeping Everton in the Premier League, with the club currently sitting in the relegation zone.
Mina to lead Everton summer exodus
Indeed, Everton are currently in serious danger of relegation. The Merseyside club have picked up just 28 points from 32 games so far – the worst return at this point in the season in their entire history.
As a result, we could potentially see Dyche’s team drop to the second tier for the first time since 1951. This will leave Everton in serious financial trouble, so Mina is unlikely to be the only departure if the unthinkable does happen.
Along with Mina – Doucoure, Tom Davies, Seamus Coleman, Asmir Begovic and Andros Townsend could all leave the club on free transfers, with their contracts also set to expire in June.
But, some of Everton’s most important players may also have to be sold to fund a squad rebuild.
Jordan Pickford has also received interest from Tottenham and Manchester United in the past, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him leave, too.
This, of course, is dependent on whether or not Everton are relegated. But it does show just how important survival is to Everton.
Dyche has six huge games to get his team out of the bottom three. Everton are set to face Newcastle, Leicester, Brighton, Manchester City, Wolves and Bournemouth.
You would think the Toffees would need at least three wins from those matches. With them winning just six in 32 so far, the former Burnley boss has a tough job on his hands to turn their form around.