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Everton complete deals for Mina and Gomes

Everton complete deals for Mina and Gomes

Everton produced a remarkable end to the transfer window as they made three significant additions to Marco Silva's squad in Yerry Mina, Bernard and André Gomes.

Despite interest from Manchester United and Lyon in the 23-year-old, and a six-week pursuit by Everton, the defender was finally secured on a five-year deal for an initial €30.25m (£27.2m) plus €1.5m in add-ons.

The Toffees were not finished there as Barcelona confirmed the Toffees had signed both Mina and Gomes. "I believe I will be able to show my best as a player here". "When I found out about this opportunity and what the manager wanted out of me I was happy".

"I spoke with Andre (Gomes), too".

The highly rated 25-year-old was convinced to come and play his football under new manager Marco Silva, as Everton look to begin a new era and build upon last season's eighth-placed finish.

Everton had an eventful deadline day, making no fewer than four big-name signings, including Bernard, Gomes, Kurt Zouma and Mina.

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He has played 14 times for Brazil, scoring once, with his last global appearance coming at the 2014 World Cup.

Barca have inserted a buy-back option for the Colombian global, who caught the eye after a series of impressive performances at the Russia World Cup.

The duo should, instead, be available for the home clash with Southampton a week later and may line up alongside fellow new recruits Digne, Richarlison and Bernard.

Fellow Barca bench player Andre Gomes has also made a decision to join the Toffees on a loan deal after consultation with Mina.

Jordan Pickford stays put at Everton - The English backstop saved the Toffees' proverbial bacon on many occasions last season, and was a massive part of England's World Cup run.

"It is important that the club want to fight for something".