By Pranav Shahaney

21st Dec, 2022 | 7:10am

Everton defender Yerry Mina close to transfer away from Goodison Park

Everton will reportedly not make any efforts to retain the services of defender Yerry Mina in the January transfer window.

According to Goal journalist Raisa Simplicio, as his deal runs out at the end of the season, the condition for his sale is should a proposal arrive next month.

There are no plans at Goodison Park to retain the services of the Colombia international amid his injury issues.

Via Twitter, “Yerry Mina has a contract with Everton until June 2023 and in January he can already sign a pre-contract with any club. The English club will not make an effort to keep the defender and if a proposal arrives, he can be released.”

Good riddance

We’ll never know why Mina wasn’t sold earlier but this window appears to be the time that the Toffees have decided to clear out the bad apples.

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It’s understood that the player’s representatives are also looking at options away from Goodison Park and the sooner he’s off the club’s books the better it is for them.

After the summer signings of Conor Coady and James Tarkowski, the 28-year-old has fallen in the pecking order at the club.

His injury record at Everton has been woeful and Frank Lampard would surely have been frustrated with the lack of the Colombian’s availability in games.

Along with Mina, we won’t be surprised if Michael Keane is also shown the door as an overhaul is needed if this squad is to take the club to the next level.

Lampard too, will be fighting for his job once the action resumes so he needs the board to back him with these major decisions.