Barcelona have agreed a deal with Brazilian side Palmeiras for the transfer of young centre back, Yerry Mina, according to ​Mundo Deportivo.

After a quiet January, the Spanish giants have moved quickly to sign the 22-year-old centre back on a pre-contract deal worth €9m.

Palmeiras v Internacional - Brasileirao Series A 2016

Discussions were reportedly held between Barcelona representatives and Palmeiras president Mauricio Galiotte, and sporting director Alexandre Mattos in a recent meeting.

By Barcelona's standards, this season has been below par. With Real Madrid leading in the league with two games in hand, as well as the thrashing the Catalan club received from PSG in the Champions League, Luis Enrique ​might be looking to inject new life into his side with this signing.

Standing at 6'5", the Colombian international would be a welcomed change into what is considered a team lacking in physicality. 

The Spanish title holders definitely seem to be looking long term with this acquisition though, with Mina not linking up with his future teammates until January 2018 so that he can help Palmeiras in their bid for the Brazilian title and the Copa Libertadores. 


Enrique will be hoping that Mina will be able to form a strong partnership with Samuel Umtiti, who was signed from Lyon last summer. As Pique's career will inevitably start to wind down in the coming seasons, Umtiti and Mina could potentially become the next Pique and Puyol.  

Signing on a five year deal, and turning down Man City in favour of the Nou Camp outfit, Mina already has five international caps to his name and is predicted to have a very bright future.