Fulham won’t be signing Yerry Mina this summer.
That’s according to The Athletic, who have reported that the Cottagers have pulled out of their pursuit of the former Everton defender due to his ‘prohibitive’ wage demands.
Mina joined Everton for £27 million five years ago and the centre-back went onto make over 80 appearances in the Premier League, though he never quite met the expectations following his arrival.
Following years of injuries, Mina was released by the Toffees at the end of last season and had been linked with a swift return to England with Fulham.
The Daily Mail had claimed that Marco Silva’s side were eager to sign Mina if one of their own defenders leave, however they are no longer interested due to his salary.
Mina was said to have raked in around £120,000-a-week during his time at Goodison Park, making him one of the highest earners at the club.
If the 28-year-old was looking to avoid a pay cut if he had moved to London then he would have been making around £20,000-a-week more than their current best-paid player (Bernd Leno).
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Fulham have made the right decision in avoiding Yerry Mina
Everton fans will want to see Yerry Mina do as well as possible after leaving Merseyside, however it is clear that Fulham would have been making a mistake in bringing him back to England.
The South American struggled with injuries throughout his career in the Premier League and his hefty wages are likely to prove even more of an issue if he spends most of his time on the treatment table.