Tuesday, 14 August, 2018

Everton seal hat-trick of deadline day deals

New manager Marco Silva is eyeing up another defender to bring to Everton New manager Marco Silva is eyeing up another defender to bring to Everton
Shannon Reynolds | 10 August, 2018, 04:42

Everton have wrapped up what proved to be a highly active transfer deadline day by confirming that both Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes have joined the club from Barcelona.

Everton have signed Portugal global Andre Gomes on a season-long loan from Barcelona.

The Colombian has signed five-year deal with the club after moving from Barcelona for a fee of around £28million.

The Spanish champions have a buy-back option in the deal, which comes little over six months since he arrived from Brazilian side Palmeiras.

Everton have beaten the clock to secure the transfer of Shakhtar Donetsk attacker Bernard before the window closed, the club announced on their official website.

Silva has been desperate to bolster Everton's defence all summer and had been linked with a number of targets, such as Manchester United's Marcus Rojo and Newcastle's Jamaal Lascelles, but Mina was his top target.

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The Brazilian said new Everton boss Marco Silva convinced him to join the Toffees.

"I spoke to Lucas (Digne) and he told me all about the Club, which also made me keen to come here". He is a very good coach and he has achieved really good things at other clubs. This is a great opportunity for me and I am looking forward to competing here.

Asked specifically about his chat with Silva, he continued: 'I did not need a lot of convincing.

Many players ticketed for new locales stayed put past Thursday's Premier League summer transfer deadline.

Manchester United and Lyon had both tracked Colombia worldwide Mina, who signed a five-year deal after Barca sanctioned his £27.2 million sale.

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