Barcelona have confirmed the arrival of 23-year-old Colombian defender Yerry Mina from Brazilian club Palmeiras.
“FC Barcelona and Palmeiras have reached an agreement for the transfer of the player Yerry Mina for the remainder of the season and five more until June 30, 2023,” the LaLiga leaders announced on their official website on Thursday.
“The cost of the transfer is 11.8 million euros and the termination clause is 100 million. We will shortly inform you of the agenda and the presentation time of the player.”
Barcelona went on to profile the new arrival, who is set to become the first Colombian to play a competitive game for the club.
“Born on 23 September 1994 (Guachené, Caucas, Colòmbia), Yerry Mina arrives at FC Barcelona to reinforce the central defensive positions. He will bring a physical presence as his 1.95 metre frame suggests but he is also a quick, ball-playing defender.
“The Colombian, who is joining from Palmeiras, uses his aerial prowess to impose himself and score goals.
“In fact, in his 49 games for the Brazilian side, Mina has scored nine goals. He has also scored another three with the Colombian national team with whom he has now made nine appearances since his debut on 8 June 2016.”