Late move: Barcelona defender Yerry Mina, who starred at the World Cup for Colombia, is off to Everton.
'I have watched the Premier League for a long time.
Yet, an expected deluge of deadline day deals failed to materialise with Everton the most active after also sealing a season-long loan deal for midfielder Andre Gomes from Barcelona and the capture of Brazilian winger Bernard on a free transfer.
Mina scored half of Colombia's six goals at the World Cup in Russian Federation as they reached the last-16 before losing to England.
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Mina already had a point to prove after a disappointing few months at Barcelona, and doubters like Thompson should gee him up further to be a big Everton success.
In the meantime, Everton will pay the Catalans 30.2 million, plus 2.2 in variables for the Colombian's services. The 25-year-old has played 29 times for his country.
The Brazilian said new Everton boss Marco Silva convinced him to join the Toffees. 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.
"The manager made me feel confident about playing here".
Speaking to evertontv, Bernard said that the chance to join a "great club with great tradition" was the key driving factor behind his decision to sign for the club, vowing to help "make things happen" alongside former Watford manager Silva.