Everton centre back Yerry Mina ‘a shock £15m target for Valencia’… and the Toffees could offer out-of-favour John Stones first-team football back at Goodison Park
- Yerry Mina moved to Everton two years ago, and has played 30 times this season
- The Colombian could be on his way out, with LaLiga side Valencia interested
- Should Mina leave, Carlo Ancelotti could make a move for John Stones
- Man City defender Stones left Goodison Park in a £50million deal in 2016
Yerry Mina has reportedly emerged as a target for Valencia and Everton could replace the Colombian with out-of-favour Manchester City defender John Stones.
Mina, who moved to Goodison Park from Barcelona in 2018, could be the subject of a £15m bid from the LaLiga side in the next few weeks, according to The Sun.
However, should the 25-year-old return to Spain, Carlo Ancelotti’s side will look to sign City centre back Stones, who moved to Manchester from the Toffees for £50m back in 2016.
Everton centre back Yerry Mina is being targeted by LaLiga side Valencia this summer
Should Mina move to Spain, the Toffees could plunge for Man City defender John Stones
The report details that Ancelotti could be willing to sell Mina, particularly as the Everton boss wants to sign a defender this summer.
Sources say Stones, who is behind Aymeric Laporte and currently Eric Garcia in the pecking order at the Etihad, is unhappy with his lack of first-team football under Pep Guardiola.
A return to Goodison, where he first impressed during a three-year spell from 2013-2016, could be a excellent option for both parties, as Ancelotti looks towards next season already.
The England international has made 12 Premier League appearances this season but is yet to feature for City since football restarted on June 17.
The defender has fallen down the pecking order at City and is now fifth-choice centre-back
Mina, meanwhile, featured for the first time since lockdown in Everton’s 2-1 victory against Leicester on Wednesday.
He has made 30 appearances in all competitions this season, but has generally struggled with his form and fitness since his arrival on Merseyside two years ago.
Mina first caught the eye of the British public by scoring the equaliser for Colombia against England in the last-16 of the 2018 World Cup, and then moved to England later that summer.