There was a predictably frantic conclusion to the last hours of business, the Premier League waiting to register ten players after the 5pm deadline, deal sheets submitted pending medicals and the agreement of personal terms.
He cited Marco Silva as a key reason behind leaving Catalonia for England and claimed that "everyone in Portugal" knows of the 41-year-old's "qualities" as a manager in his interview with Everton's site.
However, Manchester United were put off by the excessive demands made by the player's agents, which ultimately resulted in them pulling the plug on the move. He is a very good coach and he has achieved really good things at other clubs.
'I chose Everton because of all the things I'd heard about Marco Silva and because Everton is a club with a lot of tradition, ' Bernard told the club's official website. When I found out about this opportunity and what the manager wanted out of me I was happy.
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"I did not need any convincing to come here". I know about Everton's players and I look forward to being able to play with my new team.
Everton produced a remarkable end to the transfer window as they made three significant additions to Marco Silva's squad in Yerry Mina, Bernard and André Gomes.
The Spanish champions have a buy-back option in the deal, which comes little over six months since he arrived from Brazilian side Palmeiras.
Mina wasn't alone in making the switch from Camp Nou to Goodison Park this week, with Barça midfielder Andre Gomes also joining Everton after agreeing a loan move.