Big-spending Everton snap up Barcelona duo

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Barcelona should consider a way of formally honouring Everton this summer as the Premier League side have become a valued customer at the Camp Nou, sending a total of 52.6 million euros to the club in exchange for players that Ernesto Valverde was keen to offload.

Manchester United and Lyon had both tracked Colombia global Mina, who signed a five-year deal after Barca sanctioned his £27.2 million sale.

Southampton signed striker Danny Ings from Liverpool on a season-long loan before a permanent deal next year.

In the immortal words of one Larry David: preeeetty... preeeeetty... pretty good.

Everton have had a busy final day of the English transfer window, completing the triple signing of Bernard, Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes.

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Barcelona said they reserve the right to buy Mina back, while Gomes has cost Everton a £2m loan fee.

'I chose Everton because of all the things I'd heard about Marco Silva and because Everton is a club with a lot of tradition, ' Bernard told the club's official website. This is a great opportunity for me and I am looking forward to competing here.

'That's really why I made the choice - because of the confidence both the manager and the club showed in me'.

"I did not need any convincing to come here".

Everton's new manager wanted two central defenders before the deadline and was hoping to get his wish with a second loan signing, that of Kurt Zouma from Chelsea.

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