Barcelona have announced the signing of Yerry Mina from Palmeiras on a five-and-a-half-year contract for a fee of €11.8m (£10.5m).
The Colombia centre-back made 33 appearances for Palmeiras after joining the Brazilian side in 2016, helping them win the league title the same year. He also won the Copa Sudamericana with his former club Santa Fe.
A statement on Barcelona’s website said: “Yerry Mina now comes to Barça with the opportunity to continue developing as a footballer following his move to Europe. Without a doubt, the Colombian has the potential to make it.”
The promising 23-year-old will reinforce Barcelona’s defence with Spanish media reports saying the veteran Javier Mascherano is close to leaving to join the Chinese side Hebei China Fortune. Mina’s contract has a termination clause worth €100m.
Mina becomes Barcelona's second major signing of the transfer window after the £142m deal for Philippe Coutinho.
The Colombian centre-back has a buyout clause of 100m euros (£88.56m)