Liverpool’s Barcelona target heading for Real Betis on loan

Date published: Monday 14th May 2018 2:16

Barcelona are ready to loan Yerry Mina to Real Betis, according to a report.

The Colombian centre-back, who has been linked with Liverpool, will be allowed to move out on a temporary basis next season with Betis his destination, according to Don Balon.

Mina, 23, started for Barcelona in last night’s 5-4 La Liga defeat at Levante – Barca’s first league defeat of the season. It was only Mina’s third start for Barca since he arrived for f £10.5million in January from razilian outfit Palmeiras and he looked unsure alongside Gerard Pique at centre-back as the champions shipped in five goals.

Betis, who sold Dani Ceballos to Barca last summer, are hoping to get their hands on Mina and partner him with Spain international and former Barca man Marc Bartra.

Last Friday it was claimed Liverpool were in pole position to sign Mina on loan in the summer.

AS cite journalist Ignacio Miguelez who told the Spanish program El Chiringuito that Barca were keen for the 23-year-old to get some experience in Europe and that Liverpool will be his destination for next season.

Miguelez said: “There is a player who has already closed his future for next year and it is Yerry Mina, the Colombian will play on loan at Liverpool.”

Betis though are now thought to be in competition for the Colombia international, who may well fancy a move south in Spain to Seville, rather than uprooting to England.

Mina, who has a release clause of €100million, made 33 appearances for Palmeiras after joining the Brazilian side in 2016, helping them to win the league title the same year. He also won the Copa Sudamericana with his former club Santa Fe.


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