By Ben Dinnery

12th Aug, 2022 | 3:10pm

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.”

In other news, pundit backs Everton to sign Dominic Calvert-Lewin replacement after source’s reveal.