Barcelona have confirmed the signature of Columbia international Yerry Mina, 23, from Brazilian side Palmeiras for €11.8 million. The deal was earlier reported to be completed after the World Cup, just before the new season begun. However, the Catalan side opted to get the deal over the line now.
With Javier Mascherano set to move to the Chinese Super League (CSL), Mina would be an addition to the defensive players in the current setup. Hebei China Fortune were able to convince Barcelona to allow the player move to their club for around €5.77 million – which is the cap for any loss-making football club in the CSL based on foreign player restrictions by the Chinese Football Association.