Yerry Mina: Joining Barcelona means indescribable pride

Yerry Mina: Joining Barcelona means indescribable pride

The Catalan giant announced an €11.8million deal to bring Mina from Palmeiras on Friday (AEDT), the Colombia global putting pen to paper on a five-and-a-half-year contract.

However, during his presentation at the Camp Nou, many Barcelona supporters might have been puzzled by the sight of the new centre-back taking off his boots and socks before he strode out on to the famous playing surface.

Vital Barcelona welcomes Yerry Mina to our fine club, here's hoping it is a long and successful stay.

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Mina further added when asked about why he walked barefoot on the field, "There is a saying in my country that says, 'Touch the land you want to conquer with the sole of your feet".

"Yerry Mina is a player with great talent who will make the fans very happy over the coming years", FC Barçelona's president Josep Maria Bartomeu, said after signing the contracts. "I've always dreamed of it", said Mina. The 23-year-old Mina is being brought in as a long-term option and will not walk straight into the first team.

"I was given the opportunity to come now and I did not think twice". I will be calm and I'll try to control the adrenaline and I'll adapt to the group with my dancing. With the work that we will all do, I will fight to be at the World Cup.

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