Phil Thompson rips into new Everton signing Yerry Mina

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

The Colombian centre-back had been linked to Manchester United and Lyon as well as the Toffees this summer.

Fellow Barca bench player Andre Gomes has also chose to join the Toffees on a loan deal after consultation with Mina.

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

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Everton, who finished eighth in the Premier League last season, have always been viewed as the side most likely to mount a challenge to break into the illustrious top six.

'They are historically among the four most successful clubs in England and when I found out about the club and what the manager wanted from me, I was happy.

New Everton defender Yerry Mina says that he wants to win things with the Blues. The 23-year-old is expected to sign a five-year contract.

Late move: Barcelona defender Yerry Mina, who starred at the World Cup for Colombia, is off to Everton. "I believe I will be able to show my best as a player here".

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Everton officials were in Barcelona on Thursday to put both players through a medical so their moves could go through ahead of the 5pm deadline for the English transfer window.

Another addition from the Nou Camp, midfielder Andre Gomes, joined on a season's loan.

Mina only joined Barca in January from Brazilian side Palmeiras. Everton always was a big option for me, especially after speaking with the coach, Marco Silva.

"Bernard is a great player, a player for the Brazilian national team, and I also followed his progress with Atletico Mineiro", Richarlison said on Wednesday.

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