Medical insider shares £6m+ Yerry Mina claim after Everton update
Injury-plagued star Yerry Mina will have to “compromise” on his £6million-per-year wage if he is to get a contract at Everton or elsewhere.
That is the view of medical expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in injury and data analysis.
Mina, 27, limped off in the 70th minute as Everton fell 1-0 at Goodison Park against Chelsea on Saturday (6 August).
The Toffees revealed on Monday (8 August) that the Colombia international suffered a suspected ankle ligament injury and will see a specialist to determine the seriousness of the problem.
Fellow centre-back Ben Godfrey is also set for a long-term spell out of the side following his leg injury – and The Toffees have moved quickly to secure the services of Conor Coady on an initial loan deal.
Dinnery insisted Mina’s quality is “unquestioned” – but lamented his poor availability record since he joined Everton in 2018.
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“Availability is key,” he told Football Insider‘s Ewan Kingsbury.
“What we know with Yerry Mina since he arrived at Everton is that he has only played 44% of minutes in the Premier League.
“His contribution to Everton is unquestioned, it’s night and day – they play better when he’s in the side.
“We’re talking about a player who is the highest earner at the club and earning a salary of £120,000-a-week – in excess of £6million every year.
“There will probably need to be some compromise on the player’s end at some point in the future [in order to get another contract].
“Just look at his record. It’s the latest in a long line of injuries, and Frank Lampard is suggesting it could be a fairly serious setback.
“Already, when Everton need him the most, he’s on the sidelines. It’s clear to see why they’ve moved so quickly for Conor Coady.”