English Champions Manchester United are expected to target Barcelona defender Yerry Mina and provide strong competition for his services in the coming days, as per reports from RMC Sport.
The Colombian defender was highly effective off of set pieces for the national team, with his inch-perfect heading and composure. His composure and maturity beyond the years certainly make him one to watch out for.
Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho has publicly voiced his displeasure at the paucity of quality defensive reinforcements during the summer transfer window, which certainly seems reasonable considering the shambolic defensive gameplay last season.
Mina could be a solid addition to the Manchester United backline with his leadership, a tough-as-nails attitude which the club has missed to a great extent since the retirement of legendary defender Nemanja Vidic.
French outfit Lyon has also tabled a €30m offer for the services of the Colombian according to RMC with President Jean Michel Aulas indicating a strong desire to sign a new centre-half during a recent press conference.
Mina will be eager to send a message of intent to Spanish giants FC Barcelona who have indicated no interest in retaining his services. Barcelona’s loss might well prove to be a boon for rivals Manchester United.