Man United negotiator flies to Spain to wrap up £35million deal for World Cup star

Yerry Mina

Yerry Mina

Manchester United’s negotiator Matt Judge has flown to Barcelona to complete a £35million deal for Yerry Mina, according to The Sun.

The Colombian impressed for the national team in the World Cup and Judge is looking to fix up the fee and meet the agent of the player too.

Barcelona had a valuation of £44million for the 23-year-old defender but are set to drop that. The club had only signed the Colombian in January but he could exit the La Liga giants this summer.

United need to sign another central defender this summer. Harry Maguire of Leicester City was a target for the Red Devils, according to Daily Express. However, Sky Sports have reported that United have cooled their interest in the 25-year-old Englishman.

While Barcelona must try to make a profit on a player they signed just half a season ago, Mina didn’t play a lot of football for the Catalan giants.

The 23-year-old only started four games for the Catalan side and made a couple of substitute appearances too. However, his performances in the World Cup proved he can play at the top level.

The central defender might take some time to adjust to the nature of the Premier League but he could be the central defender to satisfy our needs.

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There is a bit of a risk involved in signing a player who hasn’t played a lot of top-flight football. However, Mina is the most feasible option for us at this point.