Everton Agree Deal to Sign Mina From Barcelona

Everton have signed three players from Barcelona and Shakhtar Donetsk.

The La Liga champions confirmed in a statement: "FC Barcelona and Everton FC have reached an agreement over the transfer of the player Yerry Mina".

Barcelona pair Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes were joined by Brazil global Bernard at Goodison Park, before Marco Silva moved to quickly snap up Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma on a season-long loan deal.

2018 has been a bittersweet year for Yerry Mina.

Barcelona have been trying to offload the duo all summer and it seems they will be able to succeed by the transfer window slams shut in England at 5pm.

Mina, the Colombia centre-half who scored against Jordan Pickford at the World Cup, was a priority signing for Silva amid concern over his central defensive options. To that end, several options were considered, and while Mina didn't exactly suffice the latter criteria, he was still a viable target to bolster the defence.

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'The manager made me feel confident I wanted to play here because of what he's done in the past. However, that has not deterred Everton, who have now secured his signature. "He is a good guy and we want to do our best for Everton".

Mina could thus, be a top signing for Everton, depending on how quickly he can settle in the Premier League. The English club will pay Barcelona 30.25 million euros plus 1.5 million euros in variables.

Everton have won the race for his signature with the attacking midfielder signing a four-year contract.

"I'm delighted to sign for this fantastic club - it's a good day for me", said Gomes to Everton's in-house TV channel. This is why I am here.

Moments later they also confirmed that Portugal global Gomes would join the Premier League side on loan.

Everton kick off their new Premier League campaign with a trip to Molineux to take on Wolves tomorrow, and Silva's men will have to be at their very best, if they are to return to Merseyside with anything to show for their efforts.

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