Everton beat Chelsea and West Ham to Bernard after he leaves Shakhtar Donetsk on a free

The 25-year-old was linked with Chelsea and West Ham, but had decided Goodison Park fits the bill.

Barcelona's France left-back Lucas Digne and Watford's £35million uncapped Brazilian winger Richarlison have already joined the Silva shake-up.

Bernard is a free agent after departing Ukraine champions Shakhtar in June when his contract ran out.

He has agreed a four-year deal with the Toffees.

Speaking to Everton TV, the winger said: “I chose Everton because of all the things I had heard about Marco Silva and after speaking to him I was happy with what he said to me.


“The manager made me feel confident about playing here. He is a very good coach and he has achieved really good things at other clubs.

“Everton is a club with a great structure and a lot of tradition, historically the fourth most successful club in England.

"When I found out about this opportunity and what the manager wanted out of me I was happy.

“That is why I made my choice, because of the confidence both the manager and the club showed in me.

“I did not need any convincing to come here. I believe I will be able to show my best as a player here.”

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