Former Aston Villa striker Juan Pablo Angel says that Everton’s Yerry Mina can become as a good a defender as he wants and that he has developed his game significantly since joining the Toffees from Barcelona.
Angel told Everton’s official website “He was one of the young, talented centre-backs emerging in Colombia. You could tell, with his size and power, he had all the attributes to play in Europe.
“He progressed into the national team and developed further with the experience of playing abroad, in Brazil and then Europe. And he has matured into one of the most important figures in Colombia’s team.
“It is pretty much up to him how good he becomes. It is down to how much he continues to learn and adjust to the demands of playing in England and whether he makes the most of being in the best league in the world.
“The effort, discipline, work ethic and personal responsibility he invests in his career in the coming years is all down to him.
“He has shown all of those things so far in his career, the attitude and willingness to continue improving his strengths and working on weaknesses – so he has the chance to become a very, very good defender.”