Barcelona Hires New Defender

Josep Maria Bartomeu (L) and Yerry MinaJosep Maria Bartomeu (L) and Yerry Mina

Barcelona presented the newly-purchased player, Colombian center-back Yerry Mina, 23, on Saturday at the Nou Camp pitch to the fans, Marca reported.

“I am very happy to be here in Barcelona and I thank all those who made it possible for me to come to the best club in the world,” the former Palmeiras player said. “I want to learn a lot from my teammates and to do my part”.

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu pointed out that this is the first Colombian to join the senior side. “Yerry Mina has talent and has had a great football journey already,” he stated.

“We hope he brings a lot to the team and that he makes our fans happy during the coming years. We hope he stays for many years,” he continued. Mina’s arrival from Brazil was brought forward by six months, given that Javier Mascherano is set to depart.

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