Lescott Hails Bernard Signing
Former Everton defender Joleon Lescott says that the signing of Bernard on a free transfer from Shakhtar Donetsk was the club’s best piece of business this summer. Lescott admits he was surprised the Toffees were able to lure the Brazilian.
“I think Bernard will prove to be Everton’s best piece of business from the summer transfer window," said Lescott. "He is a top talent and I’ve seen him perform consistently well at the top level for years.
"I was surprised the club were able to pull off that signing and I think some clubs in the Champions League might regret not swooping in on him while he was available. I’m really excited to see how he adapts to the Premier League and what he’s capable of in England."
Bernard came on as a substitute during Everton’s 3-0 win against Fulham on Saturday and set up a goal for Gylfi Sigurdsson.