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

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

New Everton defender Yerry Mina says that he is looking forward to the challenge of competing in the Premier League.

A summer that started with the intention of balancing the books ended with a flourish as Farhad Moshiri, Everton's major shareholder, sanctioned a deal for Mina, which took the club's spending to about...

Everton signed Yerry Mina for 30.25 million euros, André Gomes on a one-season loan deal, and Bernard on a free transfer. When I found out about this opportunity and what the manager wanted out of me I was happy.

The 23-year-old spent last season at Stoke and suffered relegation from the Premier League.

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Mina had always been linked with a move away from Barcelona this summer with the club's purchases of non-EU players in Malcom, Arthur and Arturo Vidal filling their quote per La Liga's rules. Left-back Lucas Digne moved to the Toffees from Barca recently. Manchester United academy graduate Michael Keane had failed to be a solution for Everton upon joining from Burnley, while Ashley Williams and Phil Jagielka were clearly past their best.

It was also a good day for Leicester City, who, not only managed to keep hold of Harry Maguire amid reported interest from United, but also brought in the well-regarded young defender Caglar Soyuncu from Freiburg, tied Jamie Vardy down to a new deal and signed Croatia Under-21 global Filip Benkovic.

"Every discussion we've had was very important in making me feel his confidence about my game".