Published: Sat, August 11, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Everton seal hat-trick of deadline day deals

Everton seal hat-trick of deadline day deals

The club announced the signing of the former former Shakhtar Donetsk player just 21 minutes before the 5pm deadline.

Brazilian winger Bernard has revealed the key role Everton boss Marco Silva played in convincing him to move to Goodison Park despite offers from Chelsea, West Ham and AC Milan.

A frantic deadline day saw Chelsea centre-back Kurt Zouma arrive on a season-long loan at a club that toiled for most of last season.

Portugal worldwide Gomes endured even greater struggles at LaLiga's champions and has found an escape route in the shape of a season-long loan at Goodison Park, which will cost the Toffees €2.25million. Manchester United academy graduate Michael Keane had failed to be a solution for Everton upon joining from Burnley, while Ashley Williams and Phil Jagielka were clearly past their best.

"Every discussion we've had was very important in making me feel his confidence about my game". When I found out about this opportunity and what the manager wanted out of me I was happy.

The Catalan club have included a buy-back clause in the deal with the Toffees.

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. I have spoken a lot to the coach and I know his passion for Everton and determination to be successful. But I was also convinced Everton could improve me and that I would be able to show my best as a player here'.

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