Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes joins Everton on loan


Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes joins Everton on loan

Marco Silva

Marco Silva

However, as Barcelona signed three South American players this summer, it became abundantly clear that Mina will become an expendable, with his departure only a matter of time.

As part of a trio of deals on deadline day, which could yet become a quartet if Kurt Zouma's loan move from Chelsea is approved by the FA today, Gomes completed a 12-month temporary switch.

"It is important that the club want to fight for something".

Leicester City signed Croatian defender Filip Benkovic from Dinamo Zagreb and Turkish centre back Caglar Soyuncu from Bundesliga club Freiburg and they also secured their England striker Jamie Vardy to a new four-year contract.

The fee for Mina, who only joined the Spanish champions in January, could rise by €1.5 million and Barcelona have inserted a buy-back clause in the player's contract.

Everton's season-long loan deal for Portugal's Gomes will see them pay 2.25 million euros (RM10.6 million) and the player's wages.

The Colombian global completed a £28.5million switch from Barcelona on Thursday, having been the subject of heavy interest from Manchester United and Lyon.

Minutes before the English transfer deadline closed on Thursday, Everton also announced the signing of Brazil playmaker Bernard on a free transfer from Shakhtar Donetsk.

However, according to Sky Sports News, it appears that the Toffees have beaten their Premier League rivals to his signature after he underwent his Everton medical in Barcelona on Thursday afternoon.

"I have spoken a lot to the coach and I know his passion for Everton and determination to be successful". This is a great opportunity for me and I am looking forward to competing here.