Everton Agree Deal to Sign Mina From Barcelona

Grant SmithAug 11, 2018

Everton boss Marco Silva has insisted that Phil Jagielka still has a part to play for the club this season.

It was during Mina's negotiations that they discussed the additional progress for Andre Gomes, and luckily concluded a deal for the Portuguese in time.

Minutes before the English transfer deadline closed on Thursday, Everton also announced the signing of Brazil playmaker Bernard on a free transfer from Shakhtar Donetsk.

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...

"I spoke to Lucas and he told me all about the Club, which also made me keen to come here".

Moments later they also confirmed that Portugal worldwide Gomes would join the Premier League side on loan.

Leicester City signed Croatian defender Filip Benkovic from Dinamo Zagreb and Turkish centre back Caglar Soyuncu from Bundesliga club Freiburg and they also secured their England striker Jamie Vardy to a new four-year contract. When I found out about this opportunity and what the manager wanted out of me I was happy.

Everton manager Marco Silva has said he is excited about the impact new midfield signings Andre Gomes and Bernard can make at Goodison Park.

Asked specifically about his chat with Silva, he continued: 'I did not need a lot of convincing.

"We were dealing with Barcelona with [the transfer of Yerry] Mina, and I know the player very well".

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