Winger Bernard leaves Everton to join United Arab Emirates club Sharjah FC
The Brazilian made just five starts in his 18 appearances last season and was close to leaving Goodison Park in the January window but a move to Al Nasr fell through.
“We welcome the joining of the Brazilian international “Bernard” (28 years old) to the Castle of Kings, coming from the English club Everton, with a contract that extends for two seasons,” said a post with pictures of the winger on Sharjah’s Twitter account.
Bernard joined the Toffees on a free contract from Shakhtar Donetsk in August 2018, scoring eight goals in 84 goals appearances.
In an Instagram post the winger wrote: “First of all I would like to thank the fans, and all the players who were with me and always supported me at all times, since I arrived I was always well received and treated as if I was really a member of the family.
“Unfortunately you who support me and not those who appear here to spread the words of hate don’t know half of what happens behind the scenes, I wanted to be more clear but unfortunately today I can’t, the message I leave today is of gratitude and you will always be special. Everton is giant.”