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Bernard reveals why he rejected Blues for Everton

11 August 2018, 02:31 | Charlene Valdez

Action Images via Reuters John Clifton

Action Images via Reuters  John Clifton

Marco Silva's Everton looked to be heading into the 2018-19 season having only strengthened with Richarlison and Lucas Digne, but on Thursday they found agreements with Barcelona for Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes, while Brazil worldwide Bernard signed on a free transfer following his Shakhtar Donetsk departure.

The Colombia worldwide was also linked with a switch to Manchester United, but he has opted for a move to Goodison Park. 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.

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.

'That's really why I made the choice - because of the confidence both the manager and the club showed in me'.

'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.


I worked hard during my holiday and now I am ready to play and do important things with the Club.

Mina, for whom Barca have retained a buy-back option, said the chance to play alongside Gomes and Lucas Digne - who made the same switch last week - played a part in his decision to join Marco Silva's men.

Everton coach Marco Silva finally convinced Gomes to join and he has had his medical for the Premier League side in Barcelona.

'I know about Everton's players and I look forward to being able to play with my new team.

"I did not need any convincing to come here".



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