In fact, in his first season with the Brazilian team he was chosen as the best centre back of the Campeonato Paulista in 2017.
His buyout clause has been set at €100m.
Catalan giants are reportedly closing in on the 18-year-old EC Vitoria starlet Luan who's been one of the biggest revelations in the Brasileirao this season.
There will be some Colombian dancing in Barcelona.
Barcelona on Thursday signed Palmeiras defender Yerry Mina on a five-and-a-half-year deal.
Mina was a key part for Palmeiras when they won the Brazilian league in 2016 and was runner-up last year.
He will be Barcelona's second signing of the January transfer window after Philippe Coutinho's 160 million-euro capture from English topflight, Liverpool.
If he and Croatia perform well, the report states, then offers are likely to multiply.
They've completed the signing of Yerry Mina from Palmeiras after several months of rumours and speculation.
Arda Turan wants to stay at Barcelona and collect his full salary from the club, according to Cadena SER . Barcelona has a nine-point lead over Atletico Madrid at the halfway point.
Yerry Mina now comes to Barça with the opportunity to continue developing as a footballer following his move to Europe.