Yerry Mina takes boots and socks off during his Barcelona unveiling

Yerry Mina takes boots and socks off during his Barcelona unveiling

- Yerry Mina reveals why he was barefooted during his BArcelona unveiling

- The defender joined Ernesto Valverde's side for a reported £10m from Palmeiras

- He says he did it because of his superstitious beliefs

- Mina believes you must "touch the land you want to conquer with the sole of your feet"

Barcelona's latest signing Yerry Mina made a rather bizarre decision to go barefoot during his unveiling at the Nou Camp.

The Catalans paid £10million to Palmeiras for the Colombian and it understood he used the same ritual when he was revealed as a player for the Brazilian club in May 2016.

Yerry Mina takes boots and socks off during his Barcelona unveiling

The Colombian was without his gear and for good reason also. Photo: The Sun UK

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After posing for photographs and waving to the fans, he stopped to take off his boots and socks before stepping onto the pitch.

Yerry Mina takes boots and socks off during his Barcelona unveiling

Yerry Mina took off his boots and socks off during his Barcelona unveiling. Photo: The Sun UK

He then wore his boots as he was about to take kick up challenge.

The 23-year-old said: "There is a saying in my country that says, 'Touch the land you want to conquer with the sole of your feet.' And here I want to make history with everyone.

"I always do it and I hope to succeed."

Yerry Mina takes boots and socks off during his Barcelona unveiling

The defender walked unto the pitch without his gear. Photo: The Sun UK

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He will wear the No24 shirt and his release clause in his contract reads £89million.

The 23-year-old will become the first Colombian to play for the La Liga leaders after signing the five-and-a-half-year deal.

Mina's unveiling follows Barcelona's huge £145million deal for former Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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