Barcelona sanction Andre Gomes loan to Everton

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Everton struck deals to sign both Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes from Barcelona on Thursday, as well as completing a move for Brazil global Bernard before the transfer deadline.

Everton beat a host of Premier League and European clubs to the signing of Bernard with the Brazilian global becoming Marco Silva's fourth signing of the summer after Richarlison, Digne and Virginia.

On Thursday evening, Barcelona officially announced the transfer of Yerry Mina to Everton, although the Catalan club will have the option to repurchase the player if they so desire.

Colombian centre-back Mina will join in a deal worth €30.25 million with another €1.5 in potential add-ons, Barcelona said.

He has played 14 times for Brazil, scoring once, with his last global appearance coming at the 2014 World Cup.

'I have watched the Premier League for a long time. This is a great opportunity for me and I am looking forward to competing here. The 25-year-old has played 29 times for his country. He has signed a five-year contract and joins Lucas Digne, the left back who also moved from the Nou Camp this summer.

Everton had been willing to listen to offers for Congolese worldwide Bolasie, while Martina has been training with the reserves as he looks to force a £2m move away from Goodison Park.

Gomes joined Barca from Valencia in 2016, costing the club a reported €35million, but he has struggled to hold down a first-team place. Everton will pay 2.6 million euros for the year's loan.

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