By Anthony Onifade

15th Mar, 2023 | 7:10am

Everton keen for Yerry Mina to leave Goodison Park this summer due to high wages and persistent injuries

Everton are keen to allow Yerry Mina’s contract to wind down in June due to the defender’s “high wages” and persistent injuries, according to the Liverpool ECHO.

The Colombian international is yet to feature under new manager Sean Dyche since his appointment because of constant injury niggles and has only made three Premier League starts all season.

Mina currently earns a huge £120k-per-week at Goodison Park with his contract having just over three months before it ends, and the Blues are very likely to allow him to leave as a free agent.

The Liverpool ECHO [14 March] reveals that Everton may be forced to allow Mina’s contract to wind down because of his huge wage package and recurring injuries which have frustrated the club, despite being a fan favourite.

“With Dyche having broken up the Coady and James Tarkowski partnership but choosing Michael Keane as the successor, the chances of Mina being offered a new deal are diminishing with every game he is not involved in.

“Mina is a fan favourite and has been relatively successful when fit. However, high wages and persistent injury worries may mean the Blues allow his contract to run out this summer.”

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Time to go

Out of all the experienced heads at Goodison Park primed to leave because of expiring contracts, Mina’s situation is arguably the most depressing and urgent in terms of a release as his lack of availability and durability when the club have needed him most has been incredibly frustrating.

The Colombian defender joined the Toffees to much acclaim and excitement upon his move from Barcelona, but unfortunately, he’s rather proven to be an unreliable head, despite making such massive improvements to the team when he does start.

It was revealed in December that the club were not going to make any efforts in order to get the defender to renew his contract at the club.

And that again has been reiterated by the report above. It makes sense for both parties to part ways this summer, with the Toffees potentially undergoing a huge summer rebuild to revamp an ailing and quality-less squad.

Mina’s Goodison Park ride has been both fun and frustrating while it lasted.