Everton head late rush for players on transfer deadline day

Jose Verdugo
Agosto 10, 2018

Everton have signed three players from Barcelona and Shakhtar Donetsk.

Barcelona pair Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes were joined by Brazil global Bernard at Goodison Park, before Marco Silva moved to quickly snap up Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma on a season-long loan deal.

Despite interest from Manchester United and Lyon in the 23-year-old, and a six-week pursuit by Everton, the defender was finally secured on a five-year deal for an initial €30.25m (£27.2m) plus €1.5m in add-ons.

The Toffees have also signed Brazilian winger Bernard on a permanent deal.

Mina has signed on a permanent five-year deal worth €30million (approx £27.2million), while Portugal global Gomes has arrived at Goodison on a one-season loan.

Barcelona can buy the centre-half back for around £30m if he does well at Goodison but, for now, he is an Everton player.

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However, according to Spanish outlet Marca, the Catalan giants will be granted first option on Mina if they want to bring him back to the Nou Camp in the future.

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

However, Allardyce feels that Everton still have far too many wide players to cope with. He is a very good coach and he has achieved really good things at other clubs.

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... When I found out about this opportunity and what the manager wanted out of me I was happy.

New Everton defender Yerry Mina says that he is looking forward to the challenge of competing in the Premier League.

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