2018 has been a bittersweet year for Yerry Mina.
As the transfer window closed with Manchester United unable to land another centre-back, Tottenham Hotspur failing to make any summer signings and Jack Grealish remaining an Aston Villa player, the Merseyside club emerged most satisfied with their day's work.
"The manager made me feel confident about playing here". However, that has not deterred Everton, who have now secured his signature.
The Toffees were in desperate need of a new centre-back after a disastrous campaign that had its roots in the defensive frailties.More news: Lombok quake deaths rise to 91, "massive" damage
"The English club will pay FC Barcelona 30.25 million euros plus 1.5 million euros in variables".
Everton have won the race for his signature with the attacking midfielder signing a four-year contract.
Upon joining Everton, Mina told evertontv, "It is important that the club want to fight for something". This is why I am here.
Several Premier League sides including West Ham and Chelsea had been in the hunt for the Brazilian winger while AC Milan also expressed an interest. Six months later and after a good World Cup, they have moved him on for nearly three times what they paid for him, despite him never quite performing during his short stay. When I found out about this opportunity and what the manager wanted out of me I was happy.