Everton are gearing up for an intriguing transfer window, where Carlo Ancelotti will get the chance to bend the Merseysiders to his will a bit more.
That should give a clearer idea of his plans at Goodison Park, and there are no shortage of players left over from previous regimes who could move on.
Not that we want to tell the legendary manager how to do his job, but we’ve picked three reasons why letting Yerry Mina leave might be a good idea…
No matter how good you are as a manager, you need players you can rely on to stay fit and clear of injuries most weeks.
Explica claim Mina had six different muscle injuries last season and that is far too many.
Mina can’t be the bedrock of anything Ancelotti wants to try and do with an injury record like that.
With a tight turnaround time before next season and the games looking set to come thick and fast once it starts, having a player with persistent injury problems in the ranks represents a significant risk for Ancelotti.
According to Spotrac, Mina earns £120,000 every week at Everton.
That’s a huge amount, especially for a player who looks to have been usurped by Michael Keane and Mason Holgate anyway.
The current financial situation means clubs need to be prudent with their spending, making sure to balance the books wherever they can.
Getting Mina’s wages off the books could be one way to do this.
Youngster Branthwaite got a chance to impress at the end of last season and looked impressive, considering his inexperience.
There’s a chance he could force himself ahead of Mina in the pecking order, relegating to Colombian potentially to fourth choice.
We’ve highlighted the amount Mina is supposedly earning and that’s a lot for a reserve option.