Mina, Gomes: Everton sign Barça pair, plus Shakhtar's Bernard

Florence Fletcher
August 10, 2018

During negotiations for Mina, Everton were offered Gomes on a season-long loan, the Portugal midfielder having struggled at Barcelona since his €35m (£31.5m) arrival from Valencia two years ago.

Everton are still hopeful of signing Manchester United centre-back Marcos Rojo in the final stretch of the transfer window, according to the Daily Telegraph.

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"I chose Everton because of all the things I had heard about Marco Silva and after speaking to him I was happy with what he said to me", Bernard told the club's wbesite.

Bernard began his professional career at Atletico Mineiro in 2010 before joining the Ukrainian champions three years later, where he won the Ukrainian Premier League, Ukrainian Super Cup and Ukrainian Cup three times each.

"I worked hard during my holiday and now I am ready to play and do important things with the Club". The 23-year-old is expected to sign a five-year contract.

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Barca have inserted a buy-back option for the Colombian worldwide, who caught the eye after a series of impressive performances at the Russia World Cup.

New Everton defender Yerry Mina has revealed that he is looking forward to the challenge of competing in the Premier League. But I was also convinced Everton could improve me and that I would be able to show my best as a player here'. "I am also determined to do my best for Everton".

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

"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.

Another addition from the Nou Camp, midfielder Andre Gomes, joined on a season's loan.

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