Ian Wright reacts to Man United link to FC Barcelona star

Ian Wright questions Man United's interest in signing Yerry Mina from FC Barcelona this summer

Ian Wright
Arsenal legend Ian Wright Photo: BT Sport

Ian Wright believes that Manchester United would be taking a significant risk by trying to sign Yerry Mina from FC Barcelona this summer.

The Red Devils have been strongly linked with a move to bring the Colombia international to Old Trafford this summer as Jose Mourinho looks to strengthen his squad ahead of next season.

Manchester United are still thought to be on the lookout for a number of new signings this summer as the Red Devils look to try and build a squad capable of winning the title next season.

It remains to be seen whether they will be able to conclude a deal for the 23-year-old before the transfer window closes on Thursday.

However, former Arsenal star Wright seems to think that Manchester United would be taking a considerable risk by trying to sign Mina this year.

Speaking on the Sky Sports Transfer Talk podcast, Wright said: “Yes I think so [Mina is a risk].

“It is seven months since Barca paid £10m for him. He started six games and he looked pretty ropey. It goes to show what a good World Cup can do for a player’s reputation.”

Manchester United ended up without a trophy last season as they finished in second place in the Premier League table and lost the FA Cup final to Chelsea FC.

Mourinho’s side have signed three new players so far this summer after having tied up deals for Diogo Dalot, Fred and Lee Grant.

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