Barcelona duo Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes join Everton

Barcelona duo Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes join Everton

World Cup star Yerry Mina has explained why he joined Everton from FC Barcelona on Deadline Day.

As the transfer window closed with Manchester United unable to land another centre-back, Tottenham Hotspur failing to make any summer signings and Jack Grealish remaining an Aston Villa player, the Merseyside club emerged most satisfied with their day's work.

Brazilian winger Bernard has revealed the key role Everton boss Marco Silva played in convincing him to move to Goodison Park despite offers from Chelsea, West Ham and AC Milan. The club reserves the right to buy back the player.

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Upon joining Everton, Mina told evertontv, "It is important that the club want to fight for something".

Mina joins Everton on a five-year contract for a fee thought to be in the region of £27m, while Gomes jets in on a season-long loan deal.

In the end, the Portuguese will cost Everton 2.2 million for the loan and pay his wages in full, another favour from the club who also splashed 20.2 million on Digne.

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Both sides have reached a deal and it will shortly be made official.

Gomes and Mina could be registered in time to face Wolves in the Premier League opener this Saturday, but that game may come too soon for them as they look to bed in at Everton. "This is a great opportunity for me", said Mina.

'The manager made me feel confident I wanted to play here because of what he's done in the past. But I was also convinced Everton could improve me and that I would be able to show my best as a player here'.

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