It’s not too hard to conclude Everton are being messed around by Barcelona over Yerry Mina.
Before the World Cup the Catalan club were looking at loaning Mina within La Liga and if he’d left on a permanent transfer then the fee would have struggled to hit €20m.
A great tournament in Russia changed everything, with Mina returning to Colombia as a national hero and becoming wanted on the transfer market.
Earlier this evening Catalan newspaper Sport stated: ‘The footballer and his agents had reached a total agreement with Everton and the documents were already being written, but Manchester United has improved the economic offer to Barca, not the defender, and we will have to see how this whole film ends. Everton offers €32m fixed without variables to the club blaugrana and United would have put on the table some million more.’
It’s no surprise that Everton are setting up other options and Euro United (the spin-off from Paris United) claim the club are in talks to sign Adama Soumaoro from Lille.
Soumaoro, a 26 year old who came through the Lille youth system, is likely available for the right price. Euro United believe Lille hope to get €18m for the player.
Everton are thought to have other alternatives as well, with Manchester United’s Marcos Rojo one of those being linked.