Sunday, 19 August, 2018

Everton land Barcelona's Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes and Brazil global Bernard

Barcelona duo Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes join Everton Everton Complete Triple Deal For Bernard, Mina, and Andre Gomes
Rita Gibson | 10 August, 2018, 09:42

Mina also said that speaking with Lucas Digne and fellow newcomer Andre Gomes helped him decide that Everton was his preferred destination.

It was also a good day for Leicester City, who, not only managed to keep hold of Harry Maguire amid reported interest from United, but also brought in the well-regarded young defender Caglar Soyuncu from Freiburg, tied Jamie Vardy down to a new deal and signed Croatia Under-21 worldwide Filip Benkovic.

In the immortal words of one Larry David: preeeetty... preeeeetty... pretty good.

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.

But Tottenham ended the window as the only club not to bring in a new player while Manchester United were unable to bring in the central defender they were reported to be keen to recruit.

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Everton had an eventful deadline day, making no fewer than four big-name signings, including Bernard, Gomes, Kurt Zouma and Mina.

The attacker, who can play either on the wing or in an advanced midfield position, has earned 14 caps for Brazil, but none since starting in their shocking 7-1 defeat to Germany in the 2014 World Cup semifinals. "This is a great opportunity for me", said Mina.

New Everton defender Yerry Mina has revealed that he is looking forward to the challenge of competing in the Premier League. "I believe I will be able to show my best as a player here".

Having not had any game time since scoring in Colombia's loss to England in the World Cup Round of 16, it is thought Mina would be lacking match fitness. "I am also determined to do my best for Everton".

Gomes, meanwhile, had struggled to force his way into Barcelona's side on a regular basis last season.

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