Everton secured the services of Colombian World Cup star Yerry Mina from Barcelona on an unusually quiet deadline day in the English Premier League as Manchester United failed to satisfy manager Jose Mourinho's desire to sign a centre-back.
The Spanish champions have a buy-back option in the deal, which comes little over six months since he arrived from Brazilian side Palmeiras.
Everton have signed Portugal global Andre Gomes on a season-long loan from Barcelona.
'It is important that the club want to fight for something, ' Mina told evertontv.
Many players ticketed for new locales stayed put past Thursday's Premier League summer transfer deadline.
Earlier in the day, the Toffees snagged Bernard on a four-year contract, the Brazilian winger being a free agent after leaving Shakhtar Donetsk when his contract elapsed at the end of last season...
'I know about Everton's players and I look forward to being able to play with my new team. "This is a great opportunity for me", said Mina. I have spoken a lot to the coach and I know his passion for Everton and determination to be successful.
In March, having endured consistent criticism for failing to live up to his Valencia form, the 25-year-old described his Barca spell as "a kind of hell", admitting he had struggled with depression.
Moments later they also confirmed that Portugal worldwide Gomes would join the Premier League side on loan.
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