The Colombia worldwide was also linked with a switch to Manchester United, but he has opted for a move to Goodison Park.
In the immortal words of one Larry David: preeeetty... preeeeetty... pretty good.
A summer that started with the intention of balancing the books ended with a flourish as Farhad Moshiri, Everton's major shareholder, sanctioned a deal for Mina, which took the club's spending to about...
"The English club will pay FC Barcelona 30.25 million euros plus 1.5 million euros in variables".
Mina said that Digne had made him "keen to come here" and continue his rapid rise in the footballing world.
Everton, on the other hand, raced against time to make a deal with the Catalans. As for Gomes, it would be a great chance on loan to resurrect his career to previous heights and make a nark in the world's best league.
"I worked hard during my holiday and now I am ready to play and do important things with the Club".
Portuguese midfielder Gomes is also set to swap the Nou Camp for Goodison as part of a season-long loan deal where he will link up with compatriot Silva.
"I know about Everton's players and I look forward to being able to play with my new team". They also bought in left-back Joe Bryan from Bristol City, plus three players on loan - goalkeeper Sergio Rico from Sevilla, Atletico Madrid forward Luciano Vietto and United's Timothy Fosu-Mensah.