12 de enero de 2018, 12:40Barcelona, Spain, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Barcelona football club have been splashing the cash since the January window opened, breaking their transfer record with the Âú142million arrival of Philippe Coutinho.
The Catalan giants announced an €11.8 million deal to bring Mina from Palmeiras on Thursday, the Colombia global putting pen to paper on a five-and-a-half-year contract.
Barcelona's new signing, Yerry Mina has revealed how he felt after meeting Lionel Messi for the first time.
"I will be calm and I will try to control my adrenaline", Mina said at his presentation - quoted by Marca. I got goosebumps when Messi approached me with Suarez in the dressing room.
The youngster took off his shoes and socks as he graced the Camp Nou pitch. "As for the dancing, I will adapt to whatever the group says".
"There is a verse in life that says that the soles of your feet will touch the land that you want to conquer", Mina said. "Little by little I want to learn and work hard to become a good fit to the squad".
"I have come to work".
Mina will provide defensive cover for the likes of Gerard Pique and Samuel Umtiti, while replacing Javier Mascherano who's set to leave the club with a move to the Chinese Super League heavily muted.
Mina added on why he has signed up for that project: "Barca are a very solid and compact team". I was given the opportunity to come now and I did not think twice. I will go objective by objective.
"I hope to learn, play a lot and win many trophies, which is the most important thing".