Everton have confirmed the signing of midfielder Andre Gomes from Barcelona, for a fee of £22million.
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The Portugal international impressed last season on loan with Everton after moving to Goodison on deadline day, and the midfielder has put pen to paper on a five-year deal with the Toffees.
Gomes made 29 appearances for Everton last season, with his ability on the ball in midfield catching the eye, and the 25-year-old revealed to Everton’s official website that it was an “easy” decision to return to Goodison.
The midfielder becomes Marco Silva’s second signing of the transfer window, with Huddersfield goalkeeper Jonas Lossl set to join the club upon his contract expiry next month.
Gomes joins a growing list of players who have played for both Barcelona and Everton, and we have taken a look at how a few more got on during their time with the Toffees.
Digne swapped the Camp Nou for Goodison Park last summer after joining Everton for £18million, and the full-back enjoyed a fine debut campaign for the Toffees.
Eto’o joined Everton on a free transfer after leaving Chelsea in 2014, but the former Barca striker only found the back of the net four times in his 20 appearances for the Toffees.
Mina followed in Digne’s footsteps last summer, and completed his €30million switch from Barca to Everton.
The defender’s debut season for the club was been hampered by injuries, however, with the Colombia international making just 15 appearances in all competitions.
Sandro came through the ranks at Barca before moving to Malaga in 2016.
The striker then completed a €6million move to Everton a year later, but the Spaniard has struggled to make an impact at Goodison.
Deulofeu spent the 2014/15 campaign on loan at Everton from Barca, before completing a permanent move at the end of the season, similarly to Gomes.
The Catalan giants then re-signed the winger €12million, double what the Toffees paid for him, two years later.