Everton Complete Triple Deal For Bernard, Mina, and Andre Gomes

Everton have signed Yerry Mina, the Barcelona defender, after being given an additional two hours to finalise the signing and taking their summer spending to about £80 million.

Left-back Joe Bryan secured a reported £7m switch from Bristol City after a strong season in the Championship and will hope to form a strong partnership with the highly rated Ryan Sessegnon, while Timothy Fosu-Mensah strengthens Fulham on the right side of defence following a loan departure from Manchester United.

And Mina was followed to Everton by Barcelona teammate Andre Gomes, with the Catalan club confirming his move on an initial season-long loan with a fee of £2m.

All of the Everton and Fulham dealings materialised close to the deadline, while the early stages of the day were dominated by Chelsea, who confirmed Mateo Kovacic's arrival after signing Kepa Arrizabalaga late on Wednesday.

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

The Brazil winger, a free agent having allowed his contract with Ukraine's champions to expire at the end of last season, signed a four-year contract at Goodison Park.

Watch the best goals and skills of new Everton signing Bernard
Barca had hoped to sell him permanently but initial interest from Arsenal and Valencia failed to materialise into a serious offer. He joins Lucas Digne at Everton , a player who arrived at Barcelona at the same time he did, with similar levels of success.

"I know about Everton's players and I look forward to being able to play with my new team".

"For me, it was really good to speak to him because I know how good he is and I feel motivated to work with him and to play for Everton, a great club".

Speaking to evertontv, Bernard said that the chance to join a "great club with great tradition" was the key driving factor behind his decision to sign for the club, vowing to help "make things happen" alongside former Watford manager Silva. That is why I made my choice, because of the confidence both the manager and the club showed in me.

'I have watched the Premier League for a long time.

Manchester United and Lyon had both tracked Colombia global Mina, who signed a five-year deal after Barca sanctioned his £27.2 million sale.

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