Barcelona Signs Yerry Mina From Palmeiras

The Sun (UK)

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.”