Phil Thompson rips into new Everton signing Yerry Mina

Pundit refuses to praise Everton new boy.

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 had a frenetic transfer deadline day with a double raid on Barcelona among their deals.

The Toffees signed Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes, with the Colombian filling a position of real need in central defence.

 

Pundit and former Liverpool star Phil Thompson was not so impressed, and told Sky Sports he is not convinced about the centre-back.

Thompson was asked about the move on Sky Sports News, he said: "This guy's made his reputation on scoring one goal against England at the World Cup.

"There's a lot more to defending than just scoring a goal. He didn't get too much game time at Barcelona. They needed bodies through the door."

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.

Mina actually scored three goals at the World Cup, which was a terrific return from four matches, especially for a centre-back.

Alongside Davinson Sanchez he defended very well at the World Cup and clearly has talent, with Barcelona paying up for him in the first place.

Mina already had a point to prove after a disappointing few months at Barcelona, and doubters like Thompson should gee him up further to be a big Everton success.

TOPSHOT - Colombia's defender Yerry Mina kicks the ball away during the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Colombia and England at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow on...

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