Everton interested in Yerry Mina, says his agent

General view as the inside of Goodison Park is seen prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on November 5, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Everton are interested in Barcelona defender Yerry Mina, according to his agent.

Colombia's defender Yerry Mina celebrates after scoring the equalizer during the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Colombia and England at the Spartak Stadium in...

Everton are interested in signing Yerry Mina in the summer transfer window, the Barcelona defender’s uncle and agent has told The Times.

Mina enjoyed a successful World Cup with Colombia in Russia this summer, and the Barcelona central defender has been linked with a number of clubs.

According to Sport, West Ham United, Leicester City and Everton all have made offers for the 23-year-old centre-back.

The Sun has claimed of interest in the former Palmeiras defender from Wolverhampton Wanderers, who won automatic promotion from the Championship at the end of last season.

Mina’s uncle and agent, Jair Mina, has revealed that Everton director of football Marcel Brands has made contact regarding the centre-back.

Jair Mina told The Times: “I’ve spoken to Everton’s director of football [Marcel Brands]. Yerry has lots of offers but his dream is to play for Barca.

“He knows that Barca have 25 squad places available and everyone is important. But what’s important to him is that he plays. We won’t do anything unless Barcelona tell us we need to find a new club for Yerry.”

Yerry Mina of FC Barcelona plays tge ball during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Getafe at Camp Nou on February 11, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain.

Barcelona struggles for Yerry Mina

Mina moved to Barcelona from Palmeiras in the January transfer window for a fee reported by The Guardian to be worth £10.5 million.

The Colombia international central defender struggled to make an impact at Camp Nou, as he was able to make only four starts and just one substitute appearance in La Liga for Barcelona, according to Whoscored.

Brazil's Palmeiras player Yerry Mina celebrates after scoring a goal against Uruguay's Penarol during their Libertadores Cup football match at the Campeones del Siglo Stadium in Montevideo...

Register for EVERTON team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch