Colombian defender Mina on Man City radar

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 1 (IANS) Manchester City are reportedly considering a move to sign Colombian defender Yerry Mina in the next European football transfer window.

Mina has impressed the English Premier League (EPL) club’s scouts with his form for Brazilian Serie A leaders Palmeiras and the Colombia national team, reports Xinhua.

According to the Sambafoot news portal, the 22-year-old has three years to run on his Palmeiras contract and a 30 million euro ($32.9 million) release clause.

The report said that Spanish giants Barcelona have the first preference in any deal for the center-back.

The EPL’s winter transfer window runs from January 1 to February 1.

Mina, who joined Palmeiras from Independiente Santa Fe in May, has been capped four times since making his international debut at the Copa America in June.

–IANS

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