Everton have completed the transfer of Colombian defender Yerry Mina and Portuguese midfielder Andre Gomes from Spanish La Liga champions Barcelona.
Mina, 23 joins the club in a €30.25m (£27.19m) deal though Barcelona say they reserve the right to buy him back.
He joined the five-time European champions in January for £10.44m from Brazilian side Palmeiras, and went on to feature in six league and cup games as Barcelona won both competitions.
Yerry Mina was one of the standout performers for Colombia as they reached the last 16 at the recently concluded FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.
In his first interview as an Everton player, Yerry Mina said: “It’s important the club want to fight for something. This is a great opportunity for me.”
On the club’s latest acquisition, manager Marco Silva stated that: “He has good knowledge of the position he plays and he is good on the ball as well.”
“He will contribute in the build-up play and will also be very strong at defensive and offensive set-pieces.” He added.
Portuguese international midfielder Andre Gomes has also joined the Merseyside club ahead of the new season.
The 25-year-old has signed for Everton on a season-long loan deal from Barcelona.
The Toffees paid a £2m loan fee for Gomes, who was a major contributor to the Portugal squad that won Euro 2016.
Andre Gomes joined Barcelona from fellow Spanish side Valencia in 2016 and went on to make 46 league appearances in two years.
According to him, Everton boss Marco Silva played a big role in his decision to move to the club.
He said: “Everybody in Portugal knows how Marco Silva works and his abilities as a coach.”
“For me, it was really good to speak to him because I know how good he is and I feel motivated to work with him and to play for Everton, a great club.” He concluded.
World number one Rafael Nadal is on course to win his fourth US Open...
Third seed Sloane Stephens continued the quest to defend her title by beating Victoria...
Serena Williams is through to the fourth round at the ongoing US Open tournament...
- / 2 months ago
German international goalkeeper Kevin Trapp has returned to Bundesliga outfit Eintracht Frankfurt on loan...