Tottenham Hotspur fans were left slightly more impressed with the performance of one of their players this week on World Cup duty. Following on from a poor display against Senegal in the opening game of the competition Davinson Sanchez needed to be up to task against Robert Lewandowski and Poland. He certainly was. Colombia won the game 3-0 and the Spurs defender was excellent throughout.
His centre-back partner was not bad either. Yerry Mina was brought in for Jeison Murillo and put in a brilliant display, even scoring in the game.
So should Tottenham Hotspur look at teaming the 23-year-old up with their £42 million defender Sanchez?
Mina has been linked with Spurs before. In March, as reported by Don Balon and relayed by Tribal Football, he was reported as a potential summer target for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
Tottenham are at risk of losing their star defender Toby Alderweireld this summer. Contract talks with the club appear to be at deadlock and chairman Daniel Levy will surely look to cash in this summer. With that in mind, Tottenham have been linked with a whole host of different potential centre-back recruits for the summer.
So why not Mina? He has recently been linked with Real Betis and it appears Barcelona are ready to let him go.
He would be a good back-up for Sanchez, and the presence of his Colombian team-mate would make a potential move to North London easier to handle. As part of a three, he could also work excellently with Sanchez and Tottenham’s marquee centre-back Jan Vertonghen.
Considering the partnership the pair displayed this week, Tottenham would be right to consider bringing Mina to North London this summer.