By Goodison News speaking to Kevin Campbell

12th Aug, 2022 | 6:40pm

Sky Sports pundit predicts Everton will sell Yerry Mina after developments in past week

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Everton defender Yerry Mina will be sold in January after his latest injury because he has now been adequately replced says Kevin Campbell.

The big Colombian picked up his latest problem in the opening Premier League game against Chelsea, going off in the second half after Ben Godfrey had broken his leg in the first, and the club responded by quickly acquiring Conor Coady from Wolves on a loan-to-buy deal.

Likely out for some time again, with his contract expiring next summer, and James Tarkowski also brought in during this window, Sky Sports pundit Campbell sees only one outcome for Mina and that is a mid-season exit in the winter.

Speaking exclusively to Goodison News he said: “Listen, Yerry Mina when he’s fit is a good player, but the problem is availability. 

“He always seems to be picking up injuries for whatever reason. Can’t put your finger on it sometimes. 

“Godfrey, the same. Godfrey’s a good player, really good young player, but unfortunate injuries just seem to keep happening to both of them. 

“I think they’ve done the right thing, went and made some moves to get Conor Coady, who I don’t think is ever injured.  I think he’s been ever-present.

“You need defenders, one, good defenders, but you need them to be available to play. 

“Tarkowski’s there and Conor Coady being there. I think getting Conor Coady, if they’re going to play three at the back, is going to be ideal for him because he’s used to playing that. He’s used to marshalling that three. 

“But it’s a long way back for the other two who are injured, Godfrey and Mina. 

“Mina, I think they’re going to get him fit and do the business, he gets sold in January, because I just don’t see him having a future there.”

If Coady had been signed earlier this summer and there had been any takers willing to pay for the former Barcelona man then he surely would have already gone.

He was the top centre-back at the club last season but it meant very little for most of it because he wasn’t on the pitch.

Neither was Godfrey as Michael Keane and Mason Holgate were given the run around on multiple occasions in the relegation battle, but with solid signings Tarkowski and Coady in the Everton squad now it is a different matter this time around.