Tottenham are interested in signing Barcelona defender Yerry Mina this summer, according to the Sun.

Mina impressed at the World Cup finals for Colombia, scoring against England and forming a solid partnership at centre-back with Spurs star Davinson Sanchez.

Barcelona signed Mina from Brazilian side Palmeiras in January but the 23-year-old understandably struggled to break into the La Liga giants’ first-team in his first few months at the club.

According to the Sun, Barcelona have no plans to provide Mina with more first-team chances next season – they are said to be chasing another centre-back, Sevilla’s Clement Lenglet.

As a result, the Sun believes Barcelona will offer Mina to Premier League clubs on loan, with Tottenham and Everton among those interested.

Spurs are likely to be in need of a new centre-back for the 2018/19 campaign with Toby Alderweireld expected to leave the club.

The Belgian failed to agree terms on a new contract earlier this year and lost his place in the side to Sanchez in the second half of the season after recovering from a serious hamstring injury.

The Sun could merely be putting two and two together, speculating about the chances of Sanchez and Mina forming a partnership for both country and club.



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