Noel Whelan Claims Yerry Mina’s new Everton contract will be ‘firmly on hold’ after he suffers another injury Damage blow.
Former Leeds United striker, specialized in football insiderclaiming under-pressure boss Frank Lampard “just can’t rely on” the 28-year-old amid his “constant” fitness struggles.
Lampard confirmed club media Mina suffered a hamstring injury against Celtic in Australia on Thursday (November 24) and will miss “three to four weeks”.
The Colombia international returned from a separate ankle problem in the 4-1 Carling Cup away defeat to Bournemouth earlier this month (November 8).
Mina, whose contract expires at the end of the season, has only played 160 minutes of competitive football this season.
whelan told football insiderEvan Kingsbury: “He hasn’t done enough to deserve a new contract.
“He was good occasionally, not consistently. Then he seemed to get injured a lot.
“In his day, he could be a great defender. On most days, he looked ordinary.
“But now is the time when Lampard needs a senior player like him and he’s not there. Unfortunately, he just can’t rely on Mina.
“I think after this new injury the contract is going to be put on the back burner.”
Everton are 17th in the Premier League ahead of a game against Wolves on December 26.
The Toffees are just one point above the relegation zone after 15 games.
In other news, Gabby Agbonlahor claims Everton could accept relegation following Jordan Pickford revelations.