Tuesday, 14 August, 2018

Busy Everton end transfer deadline day satisfied thanks to arrivals from Barcelona

Ashley Williams GETTY Everton have loaned out Ashley Williams
Shannon Reynolds | 10 August, 2018, 12:42

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".

A summer-long chase for Colombia's World Cup star Yerry Mina concluded with a £28.5 million deal with Barcelona, the defender joining former teammate Lucas Digne who moved to Everton last week.

The 23-year-old had been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United but the Toffees have won the race, shelling out almost £30million.

Barcelona can buy the centre-half back for around £30m if he does well at Goodison but, for now, he is an Everton player. A loan move for Chelsea's Kurt Zouma was also being worked on after a deal sheet was submitted to the Premier League for the defender. When I found out about this opportunity and what the manager wanted out of me I was happy.

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The Toffees have paid around €2.25million (£1.7m) in a loan fee to sign Portugal midfielder Gomes - who has previously been linked with Arsenal this summer.

"Bernard is a great player, a player for the Brazilian national team, and I also followed his progress with Atletico Mineiro", Richarlison said on Wednesday.

However, Allardyce feels that Everton still have far too many wide players to cope with. I have spoken a lot to the coach and I know his passion for Everton and determination to be successful.

Everton and Fulham stole the show on the Premier League's transfer deadline day, as both clubs welcomed several eye-catching signings.

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