Manchester United reportedly withdrew from the opportunity to sign Yerry Mina due to Barcelona making a request they couldn’t agree with.
The Colombian is now officially an Everton player while Jose Mourinho ended up without any new centre-back signings.
The Portuguese manager may end up regretting not signing Mina when the chase arose but it was more likely the United board who interfered.
Nonetheless, Mourinho will have to make do with his current options that includes the likes of Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof.
The pair can form a solid partnership together this season and develop into top players if things go their way.
According to Manchester Evening News, the Sunday Times report the Red Devils pulled out of signing Yerry due to Barcelona’s request for a buyback clause as well as his agent’s requests in terms certain fees.
It’s understandable that Jose or the board would want to sign the player permanently rather than risk losing him to the Spanish side again in the future.
The agent’s requests are unlikely to have been bad enough to become a deal breaker as Manchester United have paid some silly fees in the past to get their man.
Mina wasn’t a first choice option either way so things may have worked out in Mourinho’s favour in the end.