Everton Agree Deal to Sign Mina From Barcelona

Kurt Zouma

A statement released by Barca announced the details over the deal for Gomes.

Everton have agreed to sign Barcelona's Colombia centre-back Yerry Mina for an initial 30.25 million euros (RM142.3 million) and have also taken the club's midfielder André Gomes on loan, the Spanish champions said on Thursday. The 2018 FIFA World Cup was a high point, with the player a revelation with his aerial prowess.

Everton were desparate for a solid center-back after Ashley Williams moved to Stoke City and used their strong connections with Barcelona to secure the deal.

However, Manchester United were put off by the excessive demands made by the player's agents, which ultimately resulted in them pulling the plug on the move.

It remains to be seen how many of Everton's new signings will be fit and ready to play in their opening Premier League game at Wolves on Saturday.

Portugal global Gomes endured even greater struggles at LaLiga's champions and has found an escape route in the shape of a season-long loan at Goodison Park, which will cost the Toffees €2.25million.

While Bernard was finalising his transfer at Everton's Finch Farm training ground a club delegation led by the director of football, Marcel Brands, concluded deals for Mina and Gomes in Barcelona. This is why I am here.

However, according to Sky Sports News, it appears that the Toffees have beaten their Premier League rivals to his signature after he underwent his Everton medical in Barcelona on Thursday afternoon. Six months later and after a good World Cup, they have moved him on for nearly three times what they paid for him, despite him never quite performing during his short stay. When I found out about this opportunity and what the manager wanted out of me I was happy.

"Everton always was a big option for me, especially after speaking with the coach, Marco Silva".

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