Manchester United enter race for Barcelona star

Manchester United have entered the race to sign Barcelona defender Yerry Mina.

Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho is known to want to strengthen his options at centre-back, and the Portuguese coach was impressed by the 23-year-old’s excellent performances for Colombia at the World Cup in Russia this summer.

According to reports by French outlet RMCManchester United are now considering making a move for the 6 ft 5 in centre halve, after being left frustrated by their pursuit of their main targets, Leicester City’s Harry Maguire and Spurs‘ Toby Alderweireld.

Mina only joined Barcelona last January in a £11.8 million deal from Brazilian side Palmeiras, although he struggled to break into the starting XI at the Nou Camp and would only make five La Liga appearances during the second half of last season.

After signing Brazilian winger Malcom last week, Barca now have four Non EU players in their squad, which is above the allotted quota of three, and Mina seems the most likely candidate to leave the Catalan side this summer.

Everton have also been credited with an interest in the talented defender, although Mina is said to prefer a move to a club that will compete in next seasons Champions League.

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