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Colombia centre-back Mina joins Barca

2018-01-11 14:05
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Barcelona - Colombia centre-back Yerry Mina joined Barcelona from Brazilian side Palmeiras on Thursday on a five year contract for a fee of €11.8 million, the Catalan club announced.

The 23-year-old is set to fill the void left by Javier Mascherano, who is on the verge of a €10m switch to China's Hebei Fortune.

The Colombian international will be Barcelona's second signing of the January transfer window after Philippe Coutinho's 160 million-euro capture from Liverpool.

Mina has a €100m euro release clause attached to his contract.

With Mascherino set to leave and injured young French centre-back Samuel Umtiti widely reported to be in talks with Manchester City, Barcelona had faced being left with only two recognised centre backs in Gerard Pique and Thomas Vermaelen.

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