Everton secured the services of Colombian World Cup star Yerry Mina from Barcelona on an unusually quiet deadline day in the English Premier League as Manchester United failed to satisfy manager Jose Mourinho's desire to sign a centre-back.
Mina, for whom Barca have retained a buy-back option, said the chance to play alongside Gomes and Lucas Digne - who made the same switch last week - played a part in his decision to join Marco Silva's men.
Mina, who impressed for Colombia at this summer's World Cup, had been pursued hard by the Blues since his exploits in Russian Federation.
Mina joins Everton on a five-year contract for a fee thought to be in the region of £27m, while Gomes jets in on a season-long loan deal.
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...
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"I know about Everton's players and I look forward to being able to play with my new team. When I found out about this opportunity and what the manager wanted out of me I was happy".
Linked to the likes of Chelsea throughout the summer, Brazilian Bernard admitted a conversation with Marco Silva persuaded him to move to Everton. "I am also determined to do my best for Everton".
The 25-year-old has won 14 caps for Brazil and arrives at Goodison Park before the close of the transfer window.
"The manager made me feel confident about playing here". Everton agreed a €2.25m (£2.02m) loan fee for the 25-year-old, who now has a minor injury but passed a medical held in Barcelona, and will pay his wages in full for the season.