Having already taken Lucas Digne, Everton signed Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes on Thursday after some complicated negotiations, with the deals being confirmed around the closure of the window in England.
"I chose Everton because of all the things I had heard about Marco Silva and after speaking to him I was happy with what he said to me", Bernard told the club's wbesite.
Mina, who was in the sights of Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain, has signed a five-year deal for a fee potentially rising to €31.75milllion.
However, according to Spanish outlet Marca, the Catalan giants will be granted first option on Mina if they want to bring him back to the Nou Camp in the future.
Everton were desparate for a solid center-back after Ashley Williams moved to Stoke City and used their strong connections with Barcelona to secure the deal.
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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.
Portuguese midfielder Gomes, 25, will join on a season-long loan at a cost of 2.25 million euros for the English club.
With a little less than two hours left for Premier League sides to do deals, Everton are cutting it close but they remain confident of taking both deals over the line in time. When I found out about this opportunity and what the manager wanted out of me I was happy.