13 Jan, 12:30
Spanish giants Barcelona are set to present their second January signing Yerry Mina on Saturday 13th after the defender passed medical on Friday.
The Colombian defender arrived from Brazilian club Palmeiras earlier in the week after the two clubs agreed on a £10.4m deal to sign Mina during the winter transfer window. The two clubs had a deal for the defender to move to the Catalan giants after the World Cup in the summer for €9m, but the La Liga outfit were keen to bring forward the deal owing to Javier Mascherano's imminent departure to join Chinese Super League club Hebei Fortune.
Palmeiras were reluctant to allow the defender to leave earlier than scheduled but sanctioned the move after they were offered €3m more than the initially agreed upon price.
According to reports from Spain, the defender completed his medical on Friday, while also getting his first taste of the Barcelona training ground. He has agreed a five-year deal with the current La Liga leaders worth a reported £16.4m.
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