Everton Sign Andre Gomes

Ruben Hill
August 10, 2018

The Spanish champions have a buy-back option in the deal, which comes little over six months since he arrived from Brazilian side Palmeiras.

The 25-year-old had been a free agent since leaving Shakhtar Donestk at the end of last season and was inundated with offers, particularly from the Premier League.

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

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.

At the age of just 23 and having signed a five-year contract, he could be in line for a long future at Goodison Park.

"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".

Everton's new manager wanted two central defenders before the deadline and was hoping to get his wish with a second loan signing, that of Kurt Zouma from Chelsea.

"I don't know anything at the moment but if he were to come here he would be very welcome and he would help the team a great deal".

"I'm delighted to sign for this fantastic club - it's a good day for me", Gomes told Everton's official website.

Portuguese midfielder Gomes, 25, will join on a season-long loan at a cost of 2.25 million euros for the English club.

"I can promise I will try my hardest and dedicate myself to my work and to trying to make things happen for Everton".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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