By Joe Ellis

13th Nov, 2022 | 7:10pm

Everton ready to sell Yerry Mina as reliable journalist makes January claim

Yerry Mina appears to be on the Everton chopping block with the January transfer window on the horizon, according to Paul Brown.

The Daily Star journalist believes that the Toffees will accept any offer they receive for the Colombian international when the winter window opens post-World Cup.

The 28-year-old won’t be in Qatar after Colombia failed to make it out of South American qualifying for the World Cup but he hasn’t got many games under his belt at Goodison Park either.

Mina hobbled off injured on the opening day of the season and has been injured ever since up until he featured in the 4-1 Carabao Cup mauling at the hands of Bournemouth.

“I think Everton would rather sell one of the other centre-backs if they could,” Brown said to Give Me Sport. “I think Yerry Mina’s age, injury situation and the contract situation mean he is someone they would accept an offer for.”

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On his day, Mina is an exceptional defender who can win games on his own but he spends so much of his time injured or off the boil that it really is not worth keeping him around for that one day he’s unbeatable.

Everton shouldn’t just accept any offer for the Colombian because he can still offer something to the club but anything remotely reasonable has to be given the thumbs up in truth.

Conor Coady and James Tarkowski seem unmoveable at the back for Everton right now and most importantly, Frank Lampard fully trusts those two to lead the defence and then the team throughout every game.

A move back to South America or elsewhere in Europe would surely be the best move for Mina now and if that brings in a few million quid for Everton then it is a win-win all-around.

Lampard needs more quality available to him regularly and Mina has proven that he can’t provide that anymore in the Premier League.