‘Fitness affected his time’ – £120,000-a-week player wants to leave Everton, contract expires this month

According to the Sunday People, Everton defender Yerry Mina is inclined towards a move to Turkey rather than staying in the Premier League, writes the GN.

The report mentions that Mina, whose current weekly wage stands at £120,000, is set to become a free agent at the end of this summer. The Colombian center-back, who joined Everton in 2018, remains under contract with the Merseyside club until 30th June.

Sunday People (page 59, 11 June) wrote: “The defender is a free agent and favours a move to Turkey rather than stay in the Premier League. Fitness affected his time at Goodison. £120,000, out of contract.”

Despite joining Everton from Spanish giants Barcelona, Yerry Mina’s five-year tenure at the club didn’t quite live up to the high expectations placed upon him. The center-back frequently found himself in and out of the starting lineup, and the constant changes in management during his time at Goodison Park didn’t aid his progress.

As the summer transfer window approaches, it appears highly likely that Mina will make an exit from the Premier League. While he may face a similar situation at another English club in the coming seasons, opting for a move to a league such as the Turkish top flight would guarantee him regular playing time.

Everton supporters will undoubtedly express their gratitude to the defender for his contributions during his five-year stint. Mina’s memorable moment came in May when he scored a crucial 99th-minute equalizer against Wolves, securing a valuable point for Sean Dyche’s team.