Yerry Mina relishing Everton challenge

Yerry Mina relishing Everton challenge

A high powered Everton delegation arrived in Barcelona earlier today to finalise an agreement to sign Mina and Gomes from the Catalan giants on deadline day.

Manchester United had been competing with the Toffees for Mina, but the Old Trafford club pulled out of negotiations that morning.

The free signing of Brazilian midfielder Bernard was confirmed after a work permit was granted.

In the immortal words of one Larry David: preeeetty... preeeeetty... pretty good. A loan move for Chelsea's Kurt Zouma was also being worked on after a deal sheet was submitted to the Premier League for the defender.

A summer-long chase for Colombia's World Cup star Yerry Mina concluded with a £28.5 million deal with Barcelona, the defender joining former teammate Lucas Digne who moved to Everton last week.

"Everyone I have spoken to about Marco Silva has been full of praise for the new Everton manager and I think the Blues will win the division without the "Big Six" this term".

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The agenda here is real! He also won the World Cup this summer, starring for France as they beat Croatia in the final. Mourinho wanted United to accept the offer and offload Pogba from the club this summer and informed his confidants.

'The manager made me feel confident I wanted to play here because of what he's done in the past. He is a very good coach and he has achieved really good things at other clubs.

Everton have signed Portugal global Andre Gomes on a season-long loan from Barcelona.

"Everton is a club with a great structure and a lot of tradition, historically the fourth most successful club in England".

"I did not need any convincing to come here".

The fee represents a healthy profit for the Spanish champions, who signed Mina from Palmeiras for €11.8m (£10.6m) only in January and obtained a buy-back option in the deal. I know about Everton's players and I look forward to being able to play with my new team.

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