Wolves Looking To Capture 23 Y/O Barcelona Defender With Help From Mendes: Wise Move By Santo?

From starting for Deportivo Pasto in Columbia, in the Categoria Primera A, to completing a move to Barcelona in 2018, Yerry Mina’s professional career has been on a steady rise. A bump in the road is now in sight, however, as the 23-year-old Columbian international looks set for a move away from the Spanish giants.

The Sun reports that Wolverhampton Wanderers are trying to defy the odds and give Mina a chance to play regular first-team football as they opt to secure a year-long loan for the defender. They are not the only club interested in him as Wolves, who look to strengthen their squad before the transfer deadline day, have sought help from renowned football agent Jorge Mendes, to try and sign Mina this summer. The EFL Championship winners gained promotion to the Premier League and are looking to do all that it takes to keep their place in England’s top tier for years to come.

Despite conceding 39 goals throughout the Championship season last year, Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo will have to work to sure up his team’s backline as the Premier League is a whole different ball game to cope with. If they are successful at acquiring the services of the Columbian defensive ace, breaching Wolves’ goal will prove to be a tricky deed to accomplish next season.

Mina is a soldier on the pitch as he leads his back line fearlessly and does not give opposition strikers time to dwell on the ball. He is a powerful figure and would adapt well to the physical demands of the Premier League. He is strong in the air and is a threat from set-pieces. He will provide much-needed stability in defence for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.

Premier League clubs Everton and Tottenham Hotspur have been impressed with Mina’s abilities and are interested in the versatile centre back.  His credibility on the pitch saw a rise during the World Cup in Russia as commanding performances for Los Cafeteros started to grab the attention of viewers worldwide.

Mina along with his compatriots were inches from reaching the quarter-final stage of the tournament but their hopes were dashed in the hands of England as the Three Lions were successful in the deciding penalty shoot-out. Yerry had scored the equalizer in stoppage time to give his team the belief that they could send the English, packing home but his efforts were in vain.

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Proving his worth in the Premier League will not be an easy task for Mina but the towering defender has all the necessary equipment in his arsenal to make a name for himself in England.

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Jarryd Sheal Fernandes

Jarryd is an ex-footballer who passed out from St. Xavier's College. With a keen knack for gegenpressing, Jarryd is a nerd when it comes to tactics in football.

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