Colombia’s Yerry Mina celebrates scoring their third goal. Reuters / Sergio Perez
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There will be some Colombian dancing in Barcelona.Barcelona brought in the 23-year-old player from Brazilian club Palmeiras to try to make up for the absence of France international Samuel Umtiti, who has been out injured since the beginning of December and is not likely to return until next month.The Spanish league leaders said Thursday they had paid 11.8 million euros ($14 million) for the tall and speedy Mina, who will become the first Colombian to play an official game for the Spanish club. He will also become the tallest player in the squad at 1.95 meters.Barcelona had an agreement with Palmeiras to bring Mina in the middle of this year for about 9 million euros, but agreed to pay extra and advance the deal because of Umtiti's hamstring injury.Barca's next Spanish league match is Sunday at Real Sociedad.
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