uropean champions Real Madrid have joined arch-rivals Barcelona in the race to sign Colombian defender Yerry Mina from Brazilian club Palmeiras.
If reports from Spanish outlet Don Balon are to be believed, the 23-year-old defender has attracted the attention of a host of top European clubs with his impressive performances in Brazil.
It is being said that Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is also keen on signing the youngster along with FC Barcelona with both clubs reportedly considering a move for the player in the recent summer transfer window.
The report also states that Barcelona have already agreed a deal with the player to bring him to the Camp Nou at the beginning of the next season, but Real Madrid have now entered and are trying to steal the deal.
The Los Blancos know that Barcelona need to offload certain players in order for Mina to fit in their wage-bill and Florentino Perez is looking to take advantage of that very situation.
Mina has been one of the most consistent defenders in the Brazilian league over the past season. This season, he has scored four goals in 18 appearances for Palmeiras.Real Madrid Jump Into the Race for Barcelona and Mancity Target Yerry Mina