Barcelona confirm £10m signing of Palmeiras defender Yerry Mina

FC Barcelona completed the signing of Yerry Mina from Brazilian club Palmeiras

FC Barcelona completed the signing of Yerry Mina from Brazilian club Palmeiras

It's confirmed then - Yerry Mina will be Barcelona's second signing of the January transfer window after they signed Philippe Coutinho for a record £142m.

Barcelona are apparently prepared to build on their talent base and invest in future with Luan expected to develop into a world-star in the future.

Rafinha has also been linked with Celta Vigo, but his versatility makes him a good fit for the Nerazzurri.

Barcelona had an agreement with Palmeiras to bring Mina in the middle of this year for about 9 million euros, but agreed to pay extra and advance the deal because of Umtiti's hamstring injury. "The cost of the transfer is €11.8m".

Barcelona is paying 11.8 million euros ($14 million) for Mina, who will become the first Colombian to play an official game for the Spanish club.

"We will shortly inform you of the agenda and the presentation time of the player".

Mina came through the ranks at Deportivo Pasto, before moving on to Santa Fe and then Palmeiras in 2016.

ESPN FC'S Steve Nicol talks whether or not players are able to resist the temptation of playing for Real Madrid, Barcelona or PSG.

However, Palmeiras are unhappy at the Catalans changing the terms once the two parties sat down to negotiate.

And while Mina'a arrival is expected to be the last of the month yesterday it emerged Ernesto Valverde was still looking at another defender.

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