Wolverhampton Wanderers are reported to have officially joined the race for Barcelona defender Yerry Mina.
Mina is very much in the shop window at present after impressing at the World Cup with Colombia, coupled with the fact that he is down the pecking order at the Nou Camp.
Most recently, teams such as Everton, Manchester United and Lyon have been linked with the defender’s name, but it is certainly a surprise to see Wolves enter the fray.
Wolves have been extremely busy this summer securing deals for various new players, including Rui Patricio, Raul Jimenez and Joao Moutinho, and Mina would certainly be the icing on the cake for Nuno Espirito Santo.
MIna would definitely be a welcome addition for the Toffees, due to their ageing back-line consisting of Phil Jagielka and Ashley Williams.
But Everton now appear to face real competition for the 6ft 4in centre-back, and Goodison Park-goers have taken to social media to react to the news that Wolves are in the hunt:
Also Everton fans when they sign him instead of us— Declan Penrose (@DeclanP95) 25 July 2018
Why cant we get a deal done quick al? We always mess about then someone else swoops in.— Shaun Davies (@ShaunChiefEFC) 25 July 2018
We need to move quick !! It’s slightly worrying that we are taking too long to sign players— Aaron (@efcaaron) 25 July 2018
How do we know we have even approached Barca over him? I hope we have other targets and we have no interest in him.— Angus (@Lee48765863) 25 July 2018
If he chooses Wolves over Everton then they’re welcome to him. Interesting next 72 hours.— AJ Smith (@andystreacle) 25 July 2018
I’m genuinely starting to think we may have moved onto another CB target rather than get caught up in all this.— Neil Tyler (@NDTyler_EFC) 25 July 2018
Let’s hope Marcel is in Barca and can get the business done!— Lana Rice (@Lana_EFC) 25 July 2018
Surely if we secure Digne, you would think Mina would be more likely to follow too?— Thom Fisher (@thomfish) 25 July 2018
U couldn’t make it up— Mark Eccles (@markecclesEFC) 25 July 2018
Wolves making moves, can fully believe this and worryingly, they offer decent competition as a potential move for such a player (as sad as that is to say)— Brian Wilson (@BettingBoyUK) 25 July 2018
How long we been linked with this fella? why do we take so long to do anything ♀️— Vic (@victoriacarlin_) 25 July 2018
If Wolves beat us to Mina I’ll be gutted— Pete Simon (@PeteSimon16EFC) 25 July 2018
If Wolves manage to sign Mina over us we are genuinely finished as a football club https://t.co/MU41nfiBWu— $LENDERMAN (@EFCMatthew) 25 July 2018