Barcelona Sign Defender Yerry Mina From Palmeiras

Yerry Mina has joined Barcelona from Brazilian club Palmeiras

Yerry Mina has joined Barcelona from Brazilian club Palmeiras

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Barcelona also officiated the signing of the first Colombian player in the history of Barcelona.

There will be some Colombian dancing in Barcelona.

The initial arrangement would have seen Barcelona pay the full fee up front - but the Nou Camp giants are now requesting the fee be paid in instalments.

On Thursday Barcelona have announced their second signing in the January transfer window.

If he and Croatia perform well, the report states, then offers are likely to multiply.

The center-back has proved himself a strong asset to his former team, supporting them to triumph as league title-winner in 2016 and scoring a total of nine goals during the team's 49 matches.

Barcelona have wasted no time in bolstering their squad further following Philippe Coutinho's £145million arrival.

Arda Turan wants to stay at Barcelona and collect his full salary from the club, according to Cadena SER .

But should the need arise to replace the goalkeeper after all three substitutions are made, Ernesto Valverde could ask Yerry Mina to don the gloves. Barcelona has a nine-point lead over Atletico Madrid at the halfway point.

Yerry Mina will sign a contract with Barça for the remainder of this season and five more seasons, until June 30, 2023. That leaves the door open for a summer attempt to lure Brazilian sensation Arthur from Grêmio.

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