By Nick Ware

2nd Dec, 2021 | 3:10pm

Everton green light Yerry Mina loan exit as AC Milan set sights on January deal

Everton are willing to let Yerry Mina leave on loan in January, according to Spanish news outlet AS.

Mina, 27, has missed Everton’s last eight matches with a muscle injury, but he is generally considered to be the Merseyside club’s most consistent centre-back when fit.

However, AS claims that the Colombian could be allowed to leave Goodison Park in January as he is not in their plans, and American-owned Serie A giants AC Milan are considering a bid as they seek to replace their injured captain Simon Kjaer.

Blues fury

There would be an absolute uproar among the Goodison faithful if this deal is sanctioned.

Mina is one of the most popular members of the Everton squad and is admired by many fans for his rock-solid displays at the heart of the, usually leaky, Blues defence.

In his absence, the side suffers enormously.

Michael Keane has failed to live up to expectations since his big-money move from Burnley in 2017, and Ben Godfrey needs some experience alongside him.

Mina’s fitness record is understandably a concern to the board, and his contract only has 18 months left in January, but how can he be offloaded on loan in the middle of the season? It just makes no sense.

It would put the Blues at a big disadvantage as they aim to break away from the Premier League relegation zone.

How are they going to replace him if there is only a small loan fee paid for him?

It’s baffling, and Blues fans can only hope that this is something that goes no further.

In other Everton news, the Blues were in a European transfer mission on Saturday as this Spanish sensation starred with a brace.

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