'It is important that the club want to fight for something, ' Mina told evertontv.
Everton have agreed to sign Barcelona's Colombia centre-back Yerry Mina for an initial 30.25 million euros (RM142.3 million) and have also taken the club's midfielder André Gomes on loan, the Spanish champions said on Thursday.
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There was a predictably frantic conclusion to the last hours of business, the Premier League waiting to register ten players after the 5pm deadline, deal sheets submitted pending medicals and the agreement of personal terms. It is the best league in the world. Both sides have reached a deal and it will shortly be made official. This is a great opportunity for me and I am looking forward to competing here. Everton agreed a €2.25m (£2.02m) loan fee for the 25-year-old, who now has a minor injury but passed a medical held in Barcelona, and will pay his wages in full for the season. The Club reserves the right to buy back the player.
Everton's season-long loan deal for Portugal's Gomes will see them pay 2.25 million euros (RM10.6 million) and the player's wages.
The relationship between Barcelona and Everton is believed to be strong, with left-back Lucas Digne already moving to Goodison Park from the Nou Camp in this window.