MANCHESTER UNITED’S transfer fixer has flown to Spain to try to clinch a £35million deal with Barcelona for Yerry Mina.
United negotiator Matt Judge is attempting to sort out the fee and meet with the Colombian World Cup star’s agent Felipe
United have wanted a centre-half all summer and turned to Mina after being priced out of top targets such as Leicester
defender Harry Maguire , as exclusively revealed by The Sun on Sunday.
It appears the Old Trafford club have cooled interest in England star Maguire, 25, who the Foxes are determined to keep.
United boss Mourinho green-lighted a bid for Mina, 23, after Judge dashed to America to discuss alternative targets.
Barca are willing to sell Mina and dropped their initial £44m valuation.
Yet they are still set to make a £25m profit after buying him from Brazilian side Palmeiras in January.
Mina, who has known of United’s interest for days, fended off approaches from Everton and Wolves.
He is set for a long contract of around £7m a year.
Mina’s top international pedigree, plus his fee and wages, make a work permit a formality.