With the January transfer window now less than a month away, an Everton player is linked with a move away from Goodison Park.
It is Colombian center-back Yerry Mina who, according to media reports today is being watched by several Serie A clubs who will test his resolve to stay at Everton.
This story claims that a number of Italian clubs are interested in the great defender. Chief among them is AC Milan, who apparently want to bring the South American to Italy.
Mina’s contract has two years to go and it has often been said that the former Barcelona player is a possible or maybe even probable candidate to leave the Toffees at some point.
The powerful defender has a very checkered history of injury issues and he once again came out with an injury that looks increasingly intractable.
This problem and his age could in theory make him a player that Everton would be willing to sell, at the right price.
However, everything will depend on the arrival of a player of equivalent quality as the Colombian is undoubtedly the best central defender of the team.
His strength, especially in the air, his defensive abilities and increase leadership, something he seems to have really developed over the past twelve months or so, makes him crucial to the Toffees’ defensive resilience.
The Blues have linked up with a host of other center-backs over the past two years and have delivered results again this campaign with so many goals conceded, more defensive reinforcements seem imperative.
Mina’s situation is part of a larger issue that I think the club have. As we all know the finances are very tight due to the rules of financial fair play and even though some money is available in January it is likely that the majority of the signings made will be loan deals.
And, if Everton hit the summer and are still a Premier League club (which seems questionable at the moment) then the manager will surely still have some constraints and may have to consider selling players before they can spend any money. important.
And, if so, Mina will likely be one of those players who may well be available if indeed the club were forced to ditch some salable assets this summer. This may be necessary to support the latest efforts to rebuild this dysfunctional and massively underperforming team.