Everton agree to sign Yerry Mina from Barcelona

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Colombian International Yerry Mina is close to finalising a permanent switch to English Premier League side Everton from Barcelona. 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.

He has played 14 times for Brazil, scoring once, with his last worldwide appearance coming at the 2014 World Cup. I believe I will be able to show my best as a player here.

For me, it was really good to speak to him because I know how good he is and I feel motivated to work with him and to play for Everton, a great club. The fee represents a healthy profit for the Spanish champions, who signed Mina from Palmeiras for €11.8m (£10.6m) only in January and obtained a buy-back option in the deal.

The 25-year-old has been capped 29 times by Portugal and was part of the squad that won the European Championships in 2016.

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Meanwhile, Gomes has been rendered surplus to requirements at Barcelona and has failed to become a regular in the Barca first team.

He joins former Barcelona team-mate Lucas Digne on Merseyside, and Mina added: 'The World Cup was incredible and I will never forget it, ' added Mina, who joins Lucas Digne in swapping Barcelona for Everton this month.

Valverde had made it clear that Mina's World Cup had not forced him to change his opinion on the player and with six centre-backs as well as six non-EU players at the club, Barca were always likely to sell.

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