Barcelona has signed defender Yerry Mina from Palmeiras, the Spanish club announced on Thursday.
Mina, 23, moves to the Camp Nou for a fee of €11.8 million on a five-and-a-half-year contract that includes a €100m release clause.
Mina’s arrival will provide competition for Samuel Umtiti, Gerard Pique and Thomas Vermaelen in defence.
“He will bring a physical presence as his 1.95 metre frame suggests but he is also a quick, ball-playing defender” the club said in a statement. “The Colombian, who is joining from Palmeiras, uses his aerial prowess to impose himself and score goals.”