Football: Everton complete triple deal for Mina, Andre Gomes and Bernard

 Yerry Mina (left) and Andre Gomes are among Everton's new signings.
Yerry Mina (left) and Andre Gomes are among Everton's new signings.PHOTOS: AFP

LONDON (AFP) - Everton completed the signings of Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes from Barcelona and Brazilian free-agent winger Bernard on Thursday (Aug 9) in a triple deadline-day swoop for the Premier League club.

Mina, a 23-year-old central defender who scored three goals in three games for Colombia at the World Cup, will move to Goodison Park in a €30.25 million (S$47.7 million) deal with the Catalan giants, plus 1.5 million more in add ons, Barcelona confirmed.

One of Mina’s goals in Russia was against Everton’s England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford to send a dramatic last 16 tie into extra-time.

However, Mina failed to impress in just six appearances for Barca since signing from Palmeiras in January.

And Barca were keen to cash in on the 23-year-old, who cost just €11.8 million seven months ago.

Likewise, Portuguese international Gomes has failed to establish himself as a first team regular since joining from Valencia for an initial €35 million fee in 2016.

His season-long loan will cost the English club €2.25 million, Barca said in a statement.

Bernard, a 25-year-old capped 14 times by Brazil, was a free agent after his contract with Shakhtar Donetsk expired and said Portuguese manager Marco Silva played a big role in attracting him to the club.

“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 Evertontv.

“The manager made me feel confident about playing here. He is a very good coach and he has achieved really good things at other clubs."