Mina, Gomes deals confirmed as Everton complete Barca raid

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Barcelona confirmed defender Yerry Mina has signed for Everton.

Mina, who was linked with a move to Manchester United for much of the window, arrives a the club in a £30 million deal, providing boss Silva with the defensive lynchpin he has been so desperately craving.

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.

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

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. It is the best league in the world.

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Everton signings Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes.

Gomes has always been a fringe player at Barcelona, despite signing for a fee of £31m plus €20m in add-ons in 2016, with only 46 appearances made in La Liga since joining from Valencia.

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.

"Everton always was a big option for me, especially after speaking with the coach, Marco Silva". Meanwhile, Lucas Digne left Barça to sign for Everton earlier in the summer. When I found out about this opportunity and what the manager wanted out of me I was happy.

"Every discussion we've had was very important in making me feel his confidence about my game".

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