"We signed players because they thought we are a big club as well", Silva said.
Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes joined Bernard as Everton sealed a hat-trick of deadline day signings.
Everton had shown no interest or even suggested a move of this sort, but it is believed while they were negotiating for Mina, they also struck a deal for Gomes, who, Barcelona were already planning to let go.
"It is important that the club want to fight for something", Mina told EvertonTV.
Bernard, 25, left Shakhtar Donetsk when his contract expired and had been linked to a host of European clubs.
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"The manager made me feel confident about playing here".
In stark contrast, and as he feared, United boss Mourinho was unable to land the central defender he craves and could come face to face with his prime target Harry Maguire when the Reds host Leicester in tonight's Premier League curtain-raiser. He is a very good coach and he has achieved really good things at other clubs. "This is a great opportunity for me", said Mina.
"I know about Everton's players and I look forward to being able to play with my new team".
Asked specifically about his chat with Silva, he continued: 'I did not need a lot of convincing.