New suitors to include €30m release clause in offer for Yerry Mina

Date published: Tuesday 17th July 2018 10:11

New suitors have reportedly emerged for Barcelona centre-back Yerry Mina.

The Colombia centre-back, who scored three times at the World Cup, including a last-ditch equaliser against England, has been linked with moves to Liverpool and Everton.

Now though Boca Juniors have offered Barcelona €5million to loan Mina for 12 months, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.

That offer also includes an option to buy the 23-year-old for €10million and should he agree to join permanently he would have a €30million release clause inserted into his contract.

That is somewhat lower than the €100million buyout clause that exists in his Camp Nou contract at present.

Mina last week hinted that he will leave Barcelona this summer after revealing his mental anguish at the club.

The commanding defender has struggled to get game time at Barca since his €11.8million January transfer – in fact he played in just five La Liga matches last season and often didn’t even make the bench for manager Ernesto Valverde’s side.

“I want to play for a team where there is less pressure and where I can have minutes,” said Mina last week.

“I will always try to do my best for me, for my club and I hope that wherever I end up, whether it is at Barcelona or whether I have to leave, I will do it in the best way, but for the moment I am happy at Barcelona.”

Mina, who was also rumoured to be a target for Sevilla as part of the Clemente Lenglet deal also spoke about his “difficult moments” in Spain.

“When I saw that I wasn’t even on the bench, that I wasn’t even being considered, I started to train alone at home. It is tough to watch your teammates and see the matches on TV, it was a difficult moment that I don’t wish on any player,” he added.

AS cited journalist Ignacio Miguelez, in May told the Spanish program El Chiringuito that Barca were keen for Mina to get some experience in Europe and that Liverpool would be his destination for next season.

Fotomac then reported that Liverpool have registered their interest in the centre-back, while more recently the Liverpool Echo reported that the Toffees were also in for the player.

 

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