Everton Agree Deal to Sign Mina From Barcelona

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Yerry Mina has vowed to seize "a great opportunity" after becoming the standout signing on a frantic transfer deadline day for Everton.

2018 has been a bittersweet year for Yerry Mina.

He only joined Barcelona in January for £10.44m from Brazilian side Palmeiras, and played six league and cup games as Barca were crowned 2017-18 La Liga champions.

As the 25-year-old finalised his move to Merseyside, Everton also sealed the captures of Barcelona duo Mina and Gomes on Thursday afternoon. To that end, several options were considered, and while Mina didn't exactly suffice the latter criteria, he was still a viable target to bolster the defence.

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However, a move did not materialise and Mourinho must now work with the same central defensive setup as he did last season. Marcus Rashford, Victor Lindelof and Romelu Lukaku returned early and should be available.

'The manager made me feel confident I wanted to play here because of what he's done in the past. With Manchester United backing off his chase, Mina looked set to join Everton, who have done exactly that. The France worldwide, who spent last season on loan at Stoke City, had also been linked with Old Trafford but was in line to become Everton's fourth recruit of the day after paperwork was submitted moments before the 5pm deadline.

A frantic deadline day saw Chelsea centre-back Kurt Zouma arrive on a season-long loan at a club that toiled for most of last season.

"I chose Everton because of all the things I had heard about Marco Silva and after speaking to him I was happy with what he said to me", Bernard told the club's wbesite. This is why I am here. It is the best league in the world. I have spoken a lot to the coach and I know his passion for Everton and determination to be successful.

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