Friday, 17 August, 2018

Everton Complete Double Swoop for Barcelona’s Mina & Gomes

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Frederick Owens | 10 August, 2018, 09:44

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.

The Colombian centre-back had reportedly been subject to interest from Manchester United over a permanent move but Everton have swooped in for Mina on the final day of the English transfer window, with the player having his medical in Barcelona in order to push the move through.

The defender will leave Camp Nou despite only joining in January, but the Catalan side have included a buy-back option in the deal.

Mina scored half of Colombia's six goals at the World Cup in Russian Federation as they reached the last-16 before losing to England.

Everton will pay Barcelona £2m for the season long loan and will also pay the player's wages. It is the best league in the world.

A summer that started with the intention of balancing the books ended with a flourish as Farhad Moshiri, Everton's major shareholder, sanctioned a deal for Mina, which took the club's spending to about... "This is a great opportunity for me", said Mina.

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"I know about Everton's players and I look forward to being able to play with my new team".

Everton have agreed a deal to sign Yerry Mina, the defender leaving Barcelona after an unhappy six-month spell in La Liga.

"I have spoken a lot to the coach and I know his passion for Everton and determination to be successful".

The 25-year-old joined Barcelona in a £42m deal in 2016, less than a fortnight after helping Portugal win the European Championship.

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

"Every discussion we've had was very important in making me feel his confidence about my game".

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