Manchester United could finally be ending their transfer window blues, if Spanish outlet Sport are to be believed. Their report claims that the Reds are considering making a formal offer for Colombia’s World Cup star Yerry Mina worth about €40 million.
The defender is currently at Barcelona, but is facing serious competition issues, being in a squad that boasts of Samuel Umtiti and Gerard Pique as the undisputed first-choice center-backs.
The report also lays down that United don’t consider Mina as their first choice in the window, but manager Jose Mourinho would settle for the player as a ‘great alternative’ in case he cannot sort out a deal for Leicester City’s Harry Maguire.
United have been actively pursuing the England international for much of this transfer window following an inspirational World Cup campaign with the Three Lions.
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Meanwhile, Mina has also been linked with a move to Everton, but he would prefer a switch to Manchester United in case this particular deal works out. Toffees boss Marco Silva is also keen on strengthening his defence, and could be willing to dish out €30m plus €4m in bonuses for the impressive Colombian.
In case Harry Maguire decides to move to Manchester and a deal is somehow in place, the Foxes could swoop in for Mina themselves, as they too consider him an able replacement for their departing man.
The next 48 hours will be crucial when it comes to the future of Yerry Mina, as they could indeed decide whether he ends up at Manchester United, Leicester City, or in Merseyside with Everton.
August 9 has been set as the deadline day this time around, and interestingly enough, the Mancunian giants take on Leicester City just a day later.
Which team Yerry Mina will turn out for, however, is what remains to be seen.