By Thomas Reynolds
Last Updated: 3rd August 2018
Odds on Yerry Mina making a transfer from Barcelona to Manchester United before the end of the transfer window have been slashed amid reports he has agreed personal terms at Old Trafford.
Our Yerry Mina transfer odds have Man Utd as 1/2 favourites to sign the Colombian international in the wake of the revelations from Mundo Deportivo in Spain.
The centre-back shone for Colombia during the 2018 World Cup – scoring three goals – but has played just six times for the Catalan club since arriving in January.
Mundo Deportivo’s Roger Terello suggests that Mina has agreed personal terms with United (who have also been linked with a move for Leicester and England man Harry Maguire), although the deal has hit a snag over the Red Devils’ refusal to accept a buy-back clause as part of the switch.
Reports from The Sun suggest Man Utd executive Matt Judge is in Barcelona to get a deal for the 23-year-old over the line.
The player is currently valued at £75m by the Blaugrana as per the Daily Star, though the fee the Old Trafford money men are likely to have to fork out is rated at a much lower £30m by the Daily Mirror.
Which other clubs rival Man Utd in the Yerry Mina transfer odds?
The Red Devils are currently 1/2 market leaders in the betting to house Mina’s registration after the close of the current window, with him staying at Barca considered next most likely at odds of 11/4.
Everton, willing to accept a buy-back clause as part of any deal, are next in terms of prospective purchasers at 7/2, ahead of Wolves 14/1, Boca Juniors, Chelsea and West Ham at 25/1 and Liverpool and Southampton at 33s.
Why are Barcelona selling Yerry Mina?
Considering Mina arrived from Palmeiras for €11.8m in January, even selling him on for £30m would rate nice business for Barcelona, but it’s unlikely that financial upside alone is behind their willingness to sell.
After being given the runaround by Celta Vigo attackers Iago Aspas and Jonny Castro in a 2-2 draw in April, he was not called upon again by manager Ernesto Valverde until mid-May when Barca lost 5-4 to Levante.
Coincidence or not – and Valverde does have world class duo Gerard Pique and Samuel Umtiti to call upon – it doesn’t suggest Mina is considered ready to start regularly at one of the world’s biggest clubs by those who work with him on a daily basis.
The La Liga champions conceded just 29 goals all season, with eight of those coming in the Man Utd transfer target’s five league games for the club.
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