​Everton's new signing Yerry Mina has revealed that the reason he moved from ​Barcelona was because he wanted to fight for something and was looking forward to working with manager Marco Silva.

Mina signed a five year deal with Everton who paid Spanish champions Barcelona just over 30 million for the player on transfer deadline day.

After being linked with a number of top clubs, it was surprising to see Mina move from a team like Barcelona to that of Everton, who are at a level much below the Spanish champions, but the player explained why he made the move.

“It is important that the club want to fight for something,” he said, according to ​Barca Blaugranes. “This is why I am here.

“I have watched the Premier League for a long time. It is the best league in the world. This is a great opportunity for me and I am looking forward to competing here.

“I know about Everton’s players and I look forward to being able to play with my new team. I have spoken a lot to the coach and I know his passion for Everton and determination to be successful. I am also determined to do my best for Everton.

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

Mina will have a few familiar faces around him at Everton as both Andre Gomes and Lucas Digne had earlier moved to the club ahead of the new season.