It’s possible that Yerry Mina could sign a new deal at Everton this summer, although a move to Italy has always appealed to the Colombian.
That’s according to his old agent Mario Mauri, who can see the Colombian thriving in Serie A if he were to make the move.
Mina is entering the final year of his deal with Everton this summer, meaning he will either have to renew or be sold if the Blues are to avoid losing him on a free.
So far, there have been no signs that either party want him to sign a new contract, particularly after a season that saw the defender manage just 14 appearances and less than 1000 minutes of football in all competitions.
The likelihood is that Everton will look to move him on and use the funds to buy a replacement who they can rely on more consistently.
Finding a suitor for the defender may be tricky, though, given the high wages he earns at Goodison Park and his injury problems.
Mauri, though, believes there could be interest in Italy, a place where Mina would love to play anyway.
“I know him very well; we had a relationship with Jair Mina, his uncle who represented him,” he told L’Interista.
“Since he went to Everton, he is represented by a different agency. He got on very well at the Toffees; English football suits him well.
“At Everton, he grew a lot. I think it is possible for him to be renewed, even though he always wanted to come to Italy, so I think he would evaluate any offers. But that’s my opinion.
“Inter have always had an interest in Yerry in the past. I can confirm this because when I represented him, we had contacts with the Nerazzurri sporting director.
“Today, he is for Inter, absolutely. Then we have to see what Marotta thinks about it and maybe Farris, who is in charge of the defensive side and whom I know, being from Viterbo like myself. He had a good opinion of the player.
“I don’t know if at this moment he is willing to leave the Premier League, where he is very well known and respected.
“There are preconditions for him to stay, if not at Everton, at any rate in England. Italy, however, has always fascinated him, that’s for sure, so I see his arrival in the Belpaese as possible.”