The Colombian player fascinated the spectators of the 2018 World Cup, but he is fighting for a position
The 2018 World Cup Russia was the best showcase for several players, including Yerry Mina, to increase their value in the European summer transfer.
In the report of the Peruvian sport newspaper Depor, the player was valued almost three times more after being considered one of the best defenses of the 2018 World Cup. The Blaugrana team had bought him for a total of 11.8 million euros, and then sell him again in the summer market. Missing a day to close the English market, Mina was acquired for 30 million euros, closing the chapter of the novel that shook the European sports press.
Leer en español: ¿Yerry Mina será titular en la Premier League?
Will he always play?
His transfer to Everton indicated that there were high chances for the Colombian defender to constantly play, especially because of the new technical director of the English team, Marco Silva. Mina’s transfer meant the possibility to shine and play to win the confidence of all the squad and fans, obviating the fact that Everton will not play the Champions League unlike his old club.
However, this scenario changed after the negotiated transfer of French defender Kurt Zouma from Chelsea to join the club. This leaves six central defenders fighting for a place to play.
To make matters worse, the Colombian defender came to the English club with physical discomfort as reported by the football news portal Goal. The injury has not allowed the debut of Mina in the Premier League. Mina has not even been in training with his teammates to avoid any action that could damage his possible entry on September 15 in the match against West Ham.
Other news portals such as Sport, review the injury of Mina’s foot as "mysterious", because at the beginning the coach reported that it was only a minor discomfort that only required a few days, but it has lasted for weeks. This has kept a veil of mystery and uncertainty in the fans.
Futbolred, on the other hand, reports that last weekend, with the fifth date of the Premier League taking place, the match against Bournemouth, Everton's center back Michael Keane suffered a fractured skull after a crash with one of his teammates, which opened a window for Yerri Mina to advance his debut to the Premier League to replace Keane.
The latter will be off the field for three to four weeks. The information is not safe or official because Silva has not affirm anything.
Good investment from Everton
The English club made a strong bet, considering the numbers in investment compared with other Premier teams that have a financial muscle capable of paying amounts of almost three times what was invested for Yerri Mina.
However, we must not forget that in sports performance is linked to an increase or depreciation of the asset, in this case the players. The Premier League season is just beginning, which gives the Colombian player time to earn a spot on the squad, after his full recovery.
The digital newspaper Depor notes that if the Colombian came to make an excellent campaign with Everton, there could be the possibility of a buyback operation by FC Barcelona, obviously for an amount much higher than what was spent by the English team. This would mean a medium-term investment to achieve cash flow income to acquire new players.
Everton’s new coach bet, reports the newspaper Marca, was to consolidate an offensive team, giving the battle in the field in the just started season of the Premier League. This is where the Colombian defender should win a spot, dazzling as he did at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The fans are waiting for a quick recovery to see the player spill quality in the Premier League.
LatinAmerican Post | Gabriel Moros
Translated from “¿Yerry Mina será titular en la Premier League?”