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Manchester United ‘agree terms’ with Barcelona star

Claims United have made a major breakthrough in efforts to sign Colombia World Cup defender after efforts to sign Toby Alderweireld stalled

MANCHESTER UNITED have agreed personal terms with Barcelona star Yerry Mina, it has been claimed.

United are interested in signing the Colombia World Cup star as Jose Mourinho desperately looks to strengthen his defensive options.

Yerry Mina was one of the stars of the World Cup - now he could be on his way to Old Trafford

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Yerry Mina was one of the stars of the World Cup – now he could be on his way to Old Trafford

They have turned to the 23-year-old after appearing to have stalled in their attempts to sign Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld.

And Mundo Deportivo report that they have got as far as reaching a full agreement with the player over his personal terms ahead of a move to Old Trafford.


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They suggest all that remains is for United and Barcelona to settle on a price and the move could be sealed by the time the transfer window shuts on Thursday.

The La Liga champions are understood to value Mina at £35million and seem prepared to sell despite only signing him six months ago.

Mina has played just five times for Barcelona since moving to the club in January

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Mina has played just five times for Barcelona since moving to the club in January

Yerry Mina scored three goals at the World Cup, including the late equaliser against England

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Yerry Mina scored three goals at the World Cup, including the late equaliser against England

Barca splashed out £10m to take him to the Nou Camp from Palmeiras in January, though since then he has played just five first team games in all competitions.

And having made a major impact at the World Cup with Colombia, the Spanish giants are now entertaining the possibility of cashing in on him now.

The 6ft 4in defender was one of the outstanding defenders on show at Russia 2018, and further boosted his profile by scoring three goals including the late equaliser against England in the last-16 clash.

He clearly has the physique and pace to cope with the demands of Premier League, and United obviously feel he has proven his quality on the biggest stage.

And even at £35m, he would appear a sound investment given Tottenham splashed out £42m to sign his Colombian defensive partner Davinson Sanchez from Ajax 12 months ago.

It is Spurs who could hold the key to the Mina deal going through, as they play hardball with unsettled defender Alderweireld.

Mourinho has been desperate to bring in the 29-year-old Belgian this summer, but he has been frustrated by Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy’s tough stance over a fee.

Levy wants £75m for a player who has just one year left on his contract in North London, and United do not believe it is a wise financial deal at that price.

If the impasse continues over the next few days, the United may be left with no other option than to complete the deal for Mina.

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