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Everton complete triple deadline day signings as Bernard joins Barcelona duo

Everton complete triple deadline day signings as Bernard joins Barcelona duo

Everton have signed defender Yerry Mina on a five-year deal from Barcelona.

Promoted Fulham paid a reported club-record 22.3 million pounds for Cameroon midfielder Andre-Frank Anguissa from Olympique de Marseille and signed Spanish goalkeeper Sergio Rico on a season-long loan deal from Sevilla.

All of the Everton and Fulham dealings materialised close to the deadline, while the early stages of the day were dominated by Chelsea, who confirmed Mateo Kovacic's arrival after signing Kepa Arrizabalaga late on Wednesday.

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

Everton produced a remarkable end to the transfer window as they made three significant additions to Marco Silva's squad in Yerry Mina, Bernard and André Gomes.

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'It is important that the club want to fight for something, ' Mina told evertontv.

Everton, who finished eighth in the Premier League last season, have always been viewed as the side most likely to mount a challenge to break into the illustrious top six.

"I have watched the Premier League for a long time".

The 23-year-old only joined Barcelona from Palmeiras in the January transfer window. It is the best league in the world.

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. When I found out about this opportunity and what the manager wanted out of me I was happy. He joins Lucas Digne at Everton, a player who arrived at Barcelona at the same time he did, with similar levels of success.