Barcelona defender Yerry Mina is on the verge of completing a move to Everton after undergoing a medical in Spain, according to reports.
The 25-year-old joined Barcelona in a £42m deal in 2016, less than a fortnight after helping Portugal win the European Championship. But, there was no dearth of suitors in his pursuit, with Manchester United and Everton showing a lot of interest in him.More news: Media get no access to coaches, players at Ohio State football practice
The 23-year-old had been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United but the Toffees have won the race, shelling out almost £30million.
But Tottenham Hotspur ended the window as the only club not to bring in a new player while Manchester United were unable to bring in the central defender they were reported to be keen to recruit. "He is a good guy and we want to do our best for Everton". The Merseyside club have reached an agreement with Barcelona to sign the player in a £28.5 million deal, with the Blaugrana inserting a buyback clause as well.
Last season's runners-up signed Brazilian midfielder Fred and Portuguese full-back Diogo Dalot earlier in the window.More news: College Basketball Coach Arrested In Deadly Attack On Tourist
"I'm delighted to sign for this fantastic club - it's a good day for me", said Gomes to Everton's in-house TV channel. This is why I am here.
"I have watched the Premier League for a long time". It is the best league in the world. The France worldwide, who spent last season on loan at Stoke City, had also been linked with Old Trafford but was in line to become Everton's fourth recruit of the day after paperwork was submitted moments before the 5pm deadline. When I found out about this opportunity and what the manager wanted out of me I was happy.More news: Three Miami Dolphins Protest During the National Anthem