Everton successfully fend off challenges from league rivals Manchester United and French outfit Lyon, who too expressed interest in signing Mina. The Columbian worldwide has agreed on a 5-year contract with the Toffees with Barcelona accepting an offer in the region of €32 million from the Merseyside club.
While Mina has always been an admired defenders with football fans in the know, he hit mainstream attention this summer in the World Cup.
Despite a strong World Cup performance that saw him score three goals in Russian Federation, the defender has been pushed further down the Barca pecking order with the arrival of Clement Lenglet.
United had agreed personal terms with the player initially - according to multiple reports - but the latest suggests that Mina's adviser Felipe Russo "moved the goalposts" on the deal and asked for more money.
Yerry Mina was purchased from Palmeiras in Brazil in January by Barcelona, but has found game time rather hard to come by and with the purchase of Lenglet, Mina finds himself even lower down the pecking order at the Spanish club. If confirmed, Mina will likely enter the first team immediately in place of Ashley Williams, who has joined Stoke City on a season-long loan deal.
This summer the club have also since signed Clement Lenglet from Sevilla, a move that would make first-team opportunities for Mina even more hard.