Everton podcaster Peter Mcpartland has offered his view on defender Yerry Mina and thinks that the club could consider selling him.
The Colombian first signed for the Toffees in the summer of 2018 after impressive displays at that year’s World Cup. However, he hasn’t exactly been able to shine at Goodison Park as he did in Russia, as he has managed to rack up just 77 appearances during a spell that has been blighted by injuries.
With the club under serious financial strains, not helped by Mina being one of the club’s highest-paid players on £120,000 per week, he could be entering his final days at Goodison Park, with a report from Football Insider claiming that former boss Carlo Ancelotti was looking to get rid of him.
And speaking on Toffee TV, Mcpartland thinks that the club could still be of that mindset, citing his injury record as something that could be held against him:
“Mina I really like, I think he’s our best defender by a mile, he’s a ball magnet. I like him, but the problem is that last season his injury record just wasn’t great.
“And how can you build a defence if you’re having to swap around players? So you can get rid of him and bring in a really good centre-back that you know is always going to play for you.”
TIF Thoughts on Peter Mcpartland’s comments on Yerry Mina…
Do you think Yerry Mina is a good enough defender for Everton?
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Obviously with a new man in charge in the form of Rafael Benitez comes a fresh start, and for all we know, the Spaniard could have different plans for Mina that could offer him a new lease of life at the club, so it shouldn’t be assumed that he is still on his way out.
But at the same time, you would understand if the club did decide to get rid of him both for financial reasons and fitness reasons, although whether or not any club would want to come in for him knowing that they might not be able to rely on him at their club, either.
It certainly should be an interesting one to see whether or not he will be part of the Rafa revolution at Goodison Park moving forward.