Report discloses Aston Villa's chances of signing Barcelona defender Yerry Mina

Steve Bruce, Manager of Aston Villa gives his team instructions during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Final between Aston Villa and  Fulham at Wembley Stadium on May 26, 2018 in London,...

Reports in Italy had sensationally claimed that Championship outfit Aston Villa made a bid to sign Colombia's World Cup star Yerry Mina.

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...

Aston Villa have allegedly gone from having to sell all of their star players to making big-money bids for Barcelona players in just a few weeks.

Villa were in crisis after losing the play-off final to Fulham in May with Tony Xia’s reign falling apart amid a financial nightmare. But since being taken over by Naseef Sawiris and Wes Edens, fans have been able to sleep a little easier with the likes of Jack Grealish, James Chester and Jonathan Kodjia possibly set to stay.

 

Nonetheless, you could forgive supporters for being a little sceptical as Tuttomercatoweb claims that Aston Villa have made a bid worth an initial £9 million, potentially rising to £18 million, for Barcelona centre-back Yerry Mina.

Mina has been heavily tipped with a move to the Premier League after impressing for Colombia at the World Cup but a reported move from Aston Villa was certainly a bolt from the blue.

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

And though while the Birmingham Mail acknowledges that a John Terry-less Aston Villa do want a new centre-back before the window slams shut, it is reported that a successful move for Mina is ‘unrealistic’.

Mundo Deportivo claimed on Thursday that Mina had agreed terms with Manchester United over a £35 million move to Old Trafford. Now this seems a little more likely.

Harry Kane of England Yerry Mina of Colombia  during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Colombia and England at Spartak Stadium on July 3, 2018 in Moscow, Russia.

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