Everton defender Yerry Mina ‘keen on move to Serie A with Inter Milan and Fiorentina interested in Colombian’… as Carlo Ancelotti ‘prepares to freshen up’ his defence this summer
- Mina seems set to exit from Goodison Park in summer 2021’s transfer window
- The 26-year-old was the first ever Colombian to play for previous club Barcelona
- Despite joining for £28million, he has not held down a regular place this season
Everton defender Yerry Mina is reportedly eyeing up a summer move to Serie A this summer, with Inter Milan and Fiorentina said to be interested.
The 26-year-old centre half joined from Barcelona for £28million in 2018 but has failed to hold down a starting spot this season, suffering from several injuries and inconsistent form.
Fine form from Mason Holgate, 24, and Ben Godfrey, 23, means Mina’s long-term future as a starter at the club is insecure and according to the Sun, he is keen on a move to Italy to secure first-team football.
Everton defender Yerry Mina (above) is reportedly keen on a summer transfer move to Serie A
Colombia international Mina scored three goals at the 2018 World Cup, including a late equaliser against England in the last 16, a record for a defender at a single tournament.
The 6’5″ stopper has recently returned to full fitness after a calf injury suffered in the Toffees’ 3-1 loss against Manchester City back in February, but may not win his place back before the end of the season.
LaLiga side Valencia were also keen on Mina last summer, but it is understood prospective Italian champions Inter Milan, under Antonio Conte, and Fiorentina are keeping tabs on him currently.
Boss Carlo Ancelotti may receive interest in Mina from Italian sides Inter Milan and Fiorentina
Everton will also look to get in a No 2 goalkeeper to rival Jordan Pickford, Roma loanee Robin Olsen’s deal is set to expire at the end of the season.
Previous backup Jonas Lossl left for Danish side FC Midtjylland in February, while 21-year-old Joao Virginia is raw and unproven at Premier League level.
Sportsmail reported last week that Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks could be moving to Goodison Park after their failed bid to sign him on loan in January.
Toffees attacking midfielder James Rodriguez (right) is set to return to the side after injury
Carlo Ancelotti’s side currently lie in eighth in the Premier League, three points off West Ham, Liverpool and Tottenham in the three positions above them but with a game in hand on the Hammers and two games in hand on the other two.
Ancelotti has therefore called on his side to be ‘brave’ despite their middling home form ahead of their clash against Crystal Palace on Monday, which he has described as a ‘must win’ match.
The news that midfielders James Rodriguez and Jean-Philippe Gbamin could return from injury will be fillips to the Italian’s side, who he wants to win six matches from their last ten to qualify from Europe.