Everton fans were left delighted on transfer deadline day after the club managed to snap up no less than four of it’s key transfer targets.
Barcelona pair Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes were joined by Brazil international Bernard at Goodison Park, before Marco Silva moved to quickly snap up Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma on a season-long loan deal.
The Everton deals come as a frantic end to what has been a superb transfer window for the Toffees, with the club also bringing in Lucas Digne and Richarlison.
Mina, who was linked with a move to Manchester United for much of the window, arrives a the club in a £30 million deal, providing boss Silva with the defensive lynchpin he has been so desperately craving.
Everton, who finished eighth in the Premier League last season, have long been viewed as the side most likely to mount a challenge to break into the illustrious top six.
While that target may still be someway off, the new deals will certainly help towards that end goal – and judging by the Twitter reactions below, fans believe in that too.
🔵 @Everton Summer Signings:
🇧🇷 Richarlison = £40m 💰
🇨🇴 Yerry Mina = £30m 💰
🇫🇷 Lucas Digne = £20m 💰
🇧🇷 Bernard = Free
🇵🇹 Andre Gomes = Loan
😱 Big. Name. Signings. pic.twitter.com/NgNf9yEECz
— SPORF (@Sporf) August 9, 2018
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) August 9, 2018
Not playing around in the transfer market EFC! Happy days #COYB 💙
— Tony Bellew (@TonyBellew) August 9, 2018
Appreciation tweet for Marco Silva and Marcel Brands.
Their first Everton transfer window and I think they have absolutely smashed it! pic.twitter.com/7rD7PnarSq
— EvertonBlues (@EvertonBlues_) August 9, 2018
Everton have had an excellent Transfer window
— stevenwilcox (@stevenwilcox72) August 9, 2018
Everton made more progress in 10 minutes than Man Utd & Spurs did in the whole transfer window! #DeadlineDay
— Len (@LenM4) August 9, 2018
Everton doing good and smart business during the transfer window just like last season which eventually got Ronald Koeman sacked after the players didn't settle well enough. How will Marcos Silva integrate all his signings?
— WASIU JUNAID (@Waziuu_Junaid) August 9, 2018
That’s a great transfer window for Everton. 3 new defenders, new CM and attack completely revamped. Outbound were the players 90% of fans would have moved on. Now back in full optimism mode after what felt like decades of Allardyce and Koeman.
— Richard Jones (@RichLJones) August 9, 2018
Absolutely buzzing after that transfer window!
💙 EVERTON EVERTON EVERTON!
Now all that's left is to make Seamus captain!! And bin off Umbro!
— Jon (@JonnoEFC) August 9, 2018