£120k-p/w flop has ‘good chance’ of leaving in summer

10 June 2023 - 12:05 am


Reporter Pete O’Rourke revealed that defender Yerry Mina is likely to leave Everton after the season.

What’s the latest on Yerry Mina at Everton?

Mina, who joined Everton for £27.2million at the 2018 World Cup, became the first defender to score in his first three games.

Things have not worked out on Merseyside, however, and the £120,000-a-week he charges appears to be a huge drain on an already financially struggling club.

He has played very little football for Everton over the past few seasons, missing 14 games this season with an ankle injury and 17 games last season with hamstring and thigh problems.

That, combined with poor form, led to him making 13 appearances last season and just three this time around.

According to FootballTransfers, Mina is now worth just €12.8m (£11m), a drop of around £16.2m since the former Barcelona defender arrived in England.

Now, with his contract expiring in the summer, it seems unlikely that either side will be willing to negotiate a new contract.

What did O’Rourke say to Mina?

On the Colombian’s future at the Toffees, O’Rourke told GIVEMESPORT:

“I would say there’s a good chance he’ll leave Everton. He’s obviously expired in the summer and hasn’t been in talks for a new contract.

“His time at Everton was plagued by injuries and he was injury-prone and he missed a lot of Everton games. I just think parting ways could suit everyone here.”

What’s next for Yerry Mina?

It is clear that Mina is highly unlikely to have a future at Goodison Park given his penchant for cheating even when fit and was criticized late last year by pundit Noel Whelan, who said “on most days Here, he looks ordinary.”

Now, with his contract coming to an end, a return to South America appears to be the most likely outcome for the 39-cap international.

Reports from Brazil have suggested that Brazilian side Atlético Mineiro are interested in signing Mina for free, while UOL have suggested Palmeiras are keen on his services.

Ending an unsuccessful marriage is the best option for both the player and the club, and a return to South America seems like the smart move for a player who desperately needs to revive his career.