Barcelona sign central defender Yerry Mina from Palmeiras

Barcelona sign central defender Yerry Mina from Palmeiras

Barcelona sign central defender Yerry Mina from Palmeiras

Colombian-born soccer star Yerry Mina is making a change from Palmeiras, accepting a five-and-a-half-year contract to join the illustrious ranks of FC Barcelona for the sum of €11.8 million (US$14.2 million). The Colombia global will sign a 5-1/2 year contract with the Spanish side.

He helped the team win Brazil's notorious competitive Campeonato Brasileiro for the first time since 1994 in his debut season. He also won the Copa Sudamericana with former club Santa Fe.

A statement on Barcelona's website said: "Yerry Mina now comes to Barça with the opportunity to continue developing as a footballer following his move to Europe".

Mina's arrival is expected to cover the impending departure of Javier Mascherano, who is reportedly set to join Hebei China Fortune.

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Umtiti has also been linked with a transfer away from Barcelona, with Manchester City and Manchester United among the clubs linked with triggering the France centre-back's €60m release clause.

He also has nine caps for Colombia and is expected to be part of the squad that travels to Russian Federation in the summer for the World Cup.

"He goes to Valencia".

British media reports say that the La Liga side have agreed a deal worth around 12 million pounds ($16.20 million) for the 26-year-old Frenchman.

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