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Barca confirm Mina signing

Barca confirm Mina signing

The 23-year-old centre-back joins for £10.5 million and comes just three days after Barca purchased Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool. Mina's contract has a termination clause worth 100 million euros.

Ernesto Valverde and his men have been extraordinary this year as they come off one of the biggest wins in the El Clasico where they defeated Real Madrid 3-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu. "Without a doubt the Colombian has the potential to make it", Barcelona said in a statement on their website.

Mina arrives to provide competition for Samuel Umtiti, Gerard Pique and Thomas Vermaelen in defence.

Mina will be the first Colombian to play for Barcelona and Faustino Asprilla tweeted a graphic of the signing.

Mina made his senior team debut in 2013 for Deportiva Pasto.

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Barça already had an option to sign Mina in summer for a fixed price of €9m, but an agreement to bring that forward by several months has long been expected. He played for Santa Fe before joining Palmeiras in 2016.

His true test now lies in adapting to life at the Camp Nou and the step up to European football. Barcelona said the match served as a trial for Mosquera, who did not join the club.

Barcelona hosts Celta Vigo later Thursday in the Copa del Rey last 16.

Barcelona really don't need a goalkeeper at the moment with Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Jasper Cillessen doing a fine job between the sticks.