Andre Gomes: 'Marco Silva key in Everton switch'

Marco Silva

Marco Silva

Everton have signed Yerry Mina, the Barcelona defender, after being given an additional two hours to finalise the signing and taking their summer spending to about £80 million.

His season-long loan will cost the English club 2.25 million euros, Barca said in a statement.

Yerry Mina and André Gomes posed together in Everton shirts after arriving in Liverpool.

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.

The Brazilian signed from Watford in a mega deal earlier this summer.

Everton have completed the signing of Brazil winger Bernard on a four-year deal from Shakhtar Donetsk. "Everton always was a big option for me, especially after speaking with the coach, Marco Silva".

'The manager made me feel confident I wanted to play here because of what he's done in the past. Everton is a club with a great structure and a lot of tradition, historically the fourth most successful club in England.

There was a predictably frantic conclusion to the last hours of business, the Premier League waiting to register ten players after the 5pm deadline, deal sheets submitted pending medicals and the agreement of personal terms. That is why I made my choice, because of the confidence both the manager and the club showed in me.

He joins former Barcelona team-mate Lucas Digne on Merseyside, and Mina added: 'The World Cup was incredible and I will never forget it, ' added Mina, who joins Lucas Digne in swapping Barcelona for Everton this month.

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