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Barcelona signs Palmeiras defender Mina

Palmeiras defender Yerry Mina has completed his move to Barcelona, adding to Ernesto Valverde's backline options.

Barcelona announced its second signing of 2018, with defender Yerry Mina joining LaLiga's leader from Brazilian side Palmeiras for €11.8million.

The 23 year-old Colombia international is seen as cover for the injured Samuel Umtiti and a longer term replacement for Javier Mascherano, who has been linked with a move away from the club in the January  transfer window.