Since recovering from two different injuries, Yerry Mina made it to Everton’s squad for the first time on Sunday as he was an unused substitute in the Toffees’ 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace.
Marca Colombia says the South American defender will have to wait until next month before starting his first match for the Merseyside club and that will be against Brighton on November 3rd.
Marco Silva’s side face Manchester United next and it is unlikely the 24-year-old will make his debut for the English club at Old Trafford on Sunday.
The report mentions the centre-back has an ‘enemy at home’ as they look at all the players who could challenge him for a place in the Premier League lineup. Michael Keane is the first choice centre-back at Goodison Park and he is expected to retain his position, unless there is an injury.
Mason Holgate and Phil Jagielka are other central defenders at Everton, but their summer signing is preferred ahead of the duo and his ‘great rival’ for a place in the starting XI is Kurt Zouma, who is on loan from Chelsea.
Barring the difficult spell at Camp Nou, Mina has been a regular inclusion for his country and his previous clubs and he expects the same to be at Everton since recovering from injuries.
It’s claimed that if everything goes smoothly, Mina will get his chances and will be selected ahead of the Frenchman. There’s huge excitement in the Colombian media at seeing Mina play for Everton, especially because he hasn’t been on a pitch since his good World Cup displays.
Should they be wrong, and Marco Silva continue to pick Kurt Zouma, then he’ll become even more of an ‘enemy’.