Date: 19th March 2019 at 8:00am
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According to Dirilis Postasi, Fenerbahce are interested in Yerry Mina, with sporting director Damien Comolli keen to replace Martin Skrtel this summer. Everton are reportedly open to loaning the 24-year-old out next season, but such a move would force them into covering for Mina on a temporary basis. Selling him permanently would mean his money can towards a replacement.

Everton paid £27.2m in 2018 for the centre-back and agreed a long-term contract worth £6.2m-a-year/£120k-per-week. Mina has struggled for consistency, however, which could reflect in his asking price. If Everton are willing to let him leave, they might struggle to convince a suitor to pay £27m.

The Colombian international has made 14 appearances in all competitions for the Toffees, but he’s been in and out of the starting eleven during the first-half of the season. Mina begun his debut campaign with a foot injury but was a regular upon his recovery. Unfortunately, he was a bad omen and Everton won just 25% of the league games Mina started in.

Since the turn of the year, he’s racked up just 106 minutes of Premier League football so Fener aren’t going to pay a premium for his signature. Transfermarkt say his market value is still £27m, but Everton have only sold one defenders for more than £25m – John Stones (£47.5m to Manchester City) – which suggests Mina might be offloaded for less.

Read Crippy Cooke’s previous article