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  • Everton had a busy summer as it ended Deadline Day by signing Yerry Mina from Barcelona, while Spurs became the first club in EPL history not to make a signing since the transfer window was introduced.
By Luis Miguel Echegaray
August 09, 2018

After Thibaut Courtois officially joined Real Madrid, while Chelsea signed Kepa Arrizabalaga and Mateo Kovacic on loan, there was plenty of other action throughout the day. 

Mauricio Pochettino was left frustrated as Spurs became the first club in EPL history not to make a signing since the transfer window was introduced. 

Here is a recap from the major news of the day. 

"Today I am realizing a dream. This is the best club in the world." Thibaut Courtois officially became a Real Madrid player. 

Meanwhile in London, Chelsea's new stopper Kepa Arrizabalaga, who broke the transfer record fee for a goalkeeper, held a press conference earlier on Thursday. "“I am incredibly happy to be here,” he said. “It’s a great step forward for my career. In terms of my price, it’s something I don’t think about. I will just try to be myself and do the best I can.”

Lucas Perez leaves Arsenal for West Ham on a three-year contract. The 29-year-old joins Ryan Fredericks, Lukasz Fabianski, Issa Diop, Jack Wilshere, Aindriy Yarmolenko, Fabian Balbuena and Felipe Anderson as new signings for Manuel Pellegrini's team. 

West Ham also added Carlos Sanchez from Fiorentina.

According to reports, Manchester United met Diego Godin's €25 million release clause, but the Uruguayan rejected the move, determined to stay in Madrid with Diego Simeone. (Sky Sports)

Everton extremely were aggressive during this window. Several outlets claimed Yerry Mina was reportedly going through a medical for a move to Everton and Andre Gomes to join the club on loan from Barcelona.

Also, the Brazilian Bernard joined Marco Silva's squad on a four-year deal. 

In addition, Yerry Mina joined the Toffees for €30 million from Barcelona. The Spanish champions added a buy-back clause for the Colombian center back. Andre Gomes also joined the club on loan 

Man City signed young Australian star Daniel Arzani from Melbourne City. The 19-year-old, who was part of Australi's World Cup squad, is set to complete a loan deal to Celtic.  

Newly promoted Cardiff City signed 24-year-old central midfielder Víctor Camarasa from Real Betis.

Leicester City strenghtened its defensive unit with the purchase of Filip Benković on a a five-year contract an undisclosed fee.  

Wolves signed Belgium midfielder Leander Dendoncker from Anderlecht on initial season-long loan. It's another bold move from the newly promoted team who looks to exceed expectations under Nuno Espirito Santo.

He becomes Wolves' sixth signing of the summer. All in all it was a busy day for mid-table clubs, while the favorites stayed quiet throughout the day. 

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