Everton complete triple deadline day signings as Bernard joins Barcelona duo

Action Images via Reuters  John Clifton

Action Images via Reuters John Clifton

Marco Silva's Everton looked to be heading into the 2018-19 season having only strengthened with Richarlison and Lucas Digne, but on Thursday they found agreements with Barcelona for Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes, while Brazil worldwide Bernard signed on a free transfer following his Shakhtar Donetsk departure.

Next to follow was Mina from Barcelona, as the Colombian centre-back joined the Toffees for a fee of £27m - though the La Liga champions have revealed they do have a buy-back clause in his contract.

The 23-year-old Mina, who was impressive in defence at this year's World Cup in Russian Federation where he also scored three goals, will rejuvenate an ageing Everton back line while offering a threat from set-pieces at the other end of the pitch.

Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes, recruits from Barcelona, are not yet ready and neither is Brazilian winger Bernard, who arrived on a free transfer.

Portuguese midfielder Gomes, 25, will join on a season-long loan at a cost of 2.25 million euros for the English club.

"It is important that the club want to fight for something", Mina told EvertonTV.

Bernard was out of contract after leaving Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk in June.

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

Everton manager Marco Silva has said he is excited about the impact new midfield signings Andre Gomes and Bernard can make at Goodison Park. "He is a very good coach and he has achieved really good things at other clubs", he said in a statement. This is a great opportunity for me and I am looking forward to competing here.

Both sides have reached a deal and it will shortly be made official.

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

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