Father of Yerry Mina: I thank God for Barcelona move

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Colombian defender Yerry Mina on Saturday was presented as the newest footballer for FC Barcelona, after signing a five-and-a-half-year contract with the Catalan club.

The Catalan giant announced an €11.8million deal to bring Mina from Palmeiras on Friday (AEDT), the Colombia worldwide putting pen to paper on a five-and-a-half-year contract.

Barcelona have made all the headlines during the January transfer window thanks to their £145 million acquisition of Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool.

"I'm going to work to bring somethings to the best players in the world".

Barcelona's new Colombian defender Mina waves during his official presentation on Saturday
Barcelona's new Colombian defender Mina waves during his official presentation on Saturday

Yerry Mina appears to be enjoying his time with Barcelona.

The Colombian worldwide will undoubtedly strengthen Barcelona's defensive side, especially with Javier Mascherano expected to leave the club.

Mina further added when asked about why he walked barefoot on the field, "There is a saying in my country that says, 'Touch the land you want to conquer with the sole of your feet". I always do it and I hope to succeed. To contribute to the team and learn from my team-mates.

Mina will provide defensive cover for the likes of Gerard Pique and Samuel Umtiti, while replacing Javier Mascherano who's set to leave the club with a move to the Chinese Super League heavily muted.

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He added the country "would be forced to take large numbers of people from high crime countries which are doing badly". The sources spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to publicly describe the conversation.

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