Busy Everton end transfer deadline day satisfied thanks to arrivals from Barcelona

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While Bernard was finalising his transfer at Everton's Finch Farm training ground a club delegation led by the director of football, Marcel Brands, concluded deals for Mina and Gomes in Barcelona.

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. I believe I will be able to show my best as a player here.

Manchester United and Lyon had both tracked Colombia global Mina, who signed a five-year deal after Barca sanctioned his £27.2 million sale.

The Brazilian signed from Watford in a mega deal earlier this summer.

Barca have inserted a buy-back option for the Colombian global, who caught the eye after a series of impressive performances at the Russia World Cup. It is the best league in the world.

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'The manager made me feel confident I wanted to play here because of what he's done in the past. I have spoken a lot to the coach and I know his passion for Everton and determination to be successful.

Everton begin their Premier League campaign away to Wolves at Molineux on August 11 before they host Southampton on Merseyside a week later on August 18.

During negotiations for Mina, Everton were offered Gomes on a season-long loan, the Portugal midfielder having struggled at Barcelona since his €35m (£31.5m) arrival from Valencia two years ago.

In the meantime, Everton will pay the Catalans 30.2 million, plus 2.2 in variables for the Colombian's services.

Mina's stock is high after he caught the eye during the World Cup - he scored a last minute equaliser against England in the last 16 tie, one of three goals he netted in Russian Federation - and he revealed the lure of the Premier League was impossible resist.

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