The culprit was one of the highest points scoring defenders at the World Cup
Everton have just splashed out to bring in Yerry Mina from Barcelona in what could be a big transfer for Toffees and fantasy football fans alike.
Well, what was meant to be a deal that would have Dream Team managers rushing to their phones/keyboards to include the Colombian in their teams before the deadline hasn’t worked out that way.
What if we told you that Mina has actually been selected by less than 1% of managers so far…
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The towering Colombian centre-back was one of the most impressive players at the World Cup and had a hosts of top clubs vying for his signature after the tournament.
Everton were the ones who managed to seal a deal for Mina, securing his services from Barcelona in a deal believed to be worth around £28.5million.
In a sneaky move, the Catalan giants have inserted a buy-back clause into Mina’s contract with him, believed to be worth around £54million, highlighting just how highly they rate the Colombian.
It’s a shame however that fantasy football managers don’t seem to have the same affection for Mina.
Despite being one of the highest points scoring defenders on Dream Team’s World Cup fantasy football game, managers are still turning a blind-eye to the points-machine staring them in the face.
Mina racked up an impressive 39 points during the World Cup game and was a stalwart in teams until Colombia were knocked out.
Priced up at just £3m in this year’s fantasy football game, Mina is a relative steal considering what he could bring to the Premier League this season.
Mina’s towering frame makes him a constant threat from set-pieces and we saw this in Russia after he scored three goals including the stoppage-time equaliser against England.
Central defence is an area which plagued Everton for much of last season after Michael Keane and Ashley Williams struggled to form a solid partnership at the back.
No Everton defender picked up more than 75 points in last season’s game, highlighting the stark defensive crisis endured at Goodison Park.
It is hoped that the Colombian, who was a transfer target of Jose Mourinho’s at Man United, will add the solidity that Toffees fans have been crying out for.
We fully expect the numbers of Dream Team managers picking Mina to rise throughout the season, so why not get a head start on the competition?
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You’ll be assigned a total budget of £50m for each side you pick and you’ll be able pick a maximum of 10 free teams.
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