Everton today completed the signing of free agent Brazilian winger Bernard on a five-year deal.
The player will wear the #20 shirt for the Toffees, after previously wearing the #10 for Shakhtar Donetsk for the last five seasons. In his last Brazil appearance, at the 2014 World Cup, he also wore the #20 jersey.
Among the players to have worn the #20 in recent years for Everton are - Davy Klaassen (17/18), Bryan Oviedo (16/17), Ross Barkley (11/12 - 15/16), Steven Pienaar (07/08 - 10/11), Matteo Ferrari (05/06), Joseph Yobo (02/03 - 04/05), Alec Cleland (00/01 - 01/02), Phil Jevons (99/00), Tony Thomas (97/98 - 98/99), Tony Grant (95/96 - 96/97), Ian Durrant (94/95), Robert Warzycha (93/94)
Speaking at his signing today, the manager Marco Silva said -
“Bernard is a quick player, very good technically and he can play on the left or right wings and as an offensive midfield player behind the striker,” Silva said.
“He has experience of playing in the Champions League for Shakhtar Donetsk for the past five years and the fact he has 14 caps for Brazil is a further reflection of his quality.”