Speaking on the Royal Blue podcast, journalist Gavin Buckland believes that there could be a case to sell Yerry Mina.
The 26-year-old Colombian defender has featured in three games under Rafa Benitez in the Premier League thus far and is fighting for a regular starting spot alongside Michael Keane, Ben Godfrey and Mason Holgate with the former the mainstay this campaign having started every league game.
Should Everton sell Mina?
There were reports over the summer that Benitez did not see Mina in his plans for the forthcoming season but nothing ended up happening on that front, which has seen the Spaniard find a place for Mina in his side.
Buckland spoke about how Mina could be sold if a club, but that there might be a few barriers in the way before that can happen (22:25):
“You’re going to keep Godfrey aren’t you because he’s the future and he’s got plenty of potential in terms of a ceiling. And I think Mina’s vulnerable therefore if you wanted two top-class centre-halves I think there’s a case for saying sell Mina.
“I don’t know what his market value is at the moment because you’ve got to find somebody to A buy him and B pay his wages which as we’ve said in previous pods throughout the season, that’s difficult to do at the moment.”
TIF Thoughts on Mina…
Mina was a high profile and expensive signing back in 2018 following his performances for Colombia at the World Cup costing Everton £27.2m at the time but he has failed to truly nail down a regular starting spot at Goodison Park, starting just 60 Premier League games since his arrival.
With Everton having been linked with the links of Clement Lenglet and Kalidou Koulibaly over the summer, it’s possible that Rafael Benitez isn’t totally sold in his current crop of defenders, so it’s not impossible to think Mina could be on his way out at some point if the club can find a buyer, difficult thought that may be.