Everton made seven signings during the summer transfer window, but only Richarlison has so far managed to make an impact at the club.
Kurt Zouma, Bernard and Lucas Digne are being eased into the team by manager Marco Silva, but it could be some time before Andre Gomes and Yerry Mina have a chance to make their mark at Goodison Park like how Richarlison has done.
Everton’s new Portuguese boss has confirmed on the club’s official website that the pair are expected to be unavailable until September with £27m-rated (via Transfermarkt) Mina suffering with a small foot problem.
Given Phil Jagielka’s suspension following his red card against Wolves and Michael Keane’s lack of form since joining the club back in 2017, Silva would have been desperate to have Mina at his immediate disposal.
In the meantime, though, the former Watford head coach still has Zouma and Mason Holgate to call upon, as well as Keane.
Have a look at what Everton supporters are saying on Mina below…
This is bloody sad as I have been looking forward to seeing how this big man can strengthen our back four and frighten opponents in dead ball situations.
— Roger Williams (@RogerWi33581994) August 23, 2018
Why am i getting the feeling we'll never get to see Mina or Gomez ?!!!!
— Hywel Jones (@HywelJones2) August 23, 2018
Well hurry and heal
— Duke Majors (@Darth_Rok) 23 August 2018
Anyone else concerned that Barca sold us damaged goods, or is that just the pessimistic Everton fan in me?
— Jeff Wallner (@JeffWallner) August 23, 2018
So these medicals were a waste of time then
— Running Gardener (@matteusjack) August 23, 2018
How did he pass a medical if he that bad
— Simon Currie (@sicurrie) August 23, 2018
Imagine the fume if Walsh had signed Mina & Gomes both wont play till Sept 17th at the earliest Mina the worry as hes had this injury since the WC resulting in missing vital pre season training #JustSayin
— Geoff Ormesher (@thegreatorm) August 24, 2018