Everton complete deals for Mina and Gomes

Lynette Rowe
August 10, 2018

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...

The clubs agreed a permanent deal for Mina worth £27.2m (€30.25m) rising to £28.5m (€31.75m), while Andre Gomes joins on a season-long loan.

In the immortal words of one Larry David: preeeetty... preeeeetty... pretty good.

Everton, who finished eighth in the Premier League last season, have always been viewed as the side most likely to mount a challenge to break into the illustrious top six.

Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes joined Bernard as Everton sealed a hat-trick of deadline day signings.

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.

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However, Manchester United were put off by the excessive demands made by the player's agents, which ultimately resulted in them pulling the plug on the move. "He is a very good coach and he has achieved really good things at other clubs", he said in a statement.

Everton and Barcelona have reached an agreement over a transfer fee for Colombian defender Mina and Gomes is also being sent to Goodison Park, but on loan.

'They are historically among the four most successful clubs in England and when I found out about the club and what the manager wanted from me, I was happy.

"That is why I made my choice, because of the confidence both the manager and the Club showed in me".

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

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