Everton seal sensational Bernard, Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes triple swoop


Everton have signed Yerry Mina, the Barcelona defender, after being given an additional two hours to finalise the signing and taking their summer spending to about £80 million.

Manchester United and Lyon had both tracked Colombia worldwide Mina, who signed a five-year deal after Barca sanctioned his £27.2 million sale. This is a great opportunity for me and I am looking forward to competing here.

Several Premier League sides including West Ham and Chelsea had been in the hunt for the Brazilian winger while AC Milan also expressed an interest.

The poor season at Barcelona last season ulitimately costed him a place on the Portugese national team after he missed Fernando Santos' Portuguese squad for the 2018 World Cup.

'Marco's words helped me a lot because having a coach who believes in his ideas is important.

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Everton have surely enjoyed the best deadline day of any Premier League club, with three deals all going through in the final moments of the window. "I am also determined to do my best for Everton". The English club will pay FC Barcelona 30.25 million euros plus 1.5 million euros in variables.

The La Liga champions confirmed Mina's move for a fee of around £27 million, saying they had an option to buy him back.

Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma is set to spend a season on loan at Everton, with the Toffees reaching an agreement for the Frenchman.

Gomes has a hamstring injury he picked up while in the United States with Barca, but the 25-year-old is expected back in action in a few weeks and was still able to complete his medical.