Everton have signed 19-year-old Barcelona’s youngster Gerard Deulofeu on a season-long loan.
Gerard played for the Catalan club’s B team, scoring 18 goals in just 33 matches and has also made two senior club appearances for Barcelona. Deulofeu has represented Spain at U16, U17, U19 and U21 level.
The 19-year-old helped Spain’s under 19s win the European championship in both 2011 and 2012 and was also named player of the tournament in 2012.
Everton boss Roberto Martinez told reporters: "Gerard is a real diamond of Spanish football and a boy with incredible footballing talent and I am delighted that he has chosen to take the next step of his career with Everton."
Martinez has done extremely well to bring the young star to Goodison Park as a number of top clubs were reportedly interested in signing Deulofeu.
A bit like Alan Pardew’s French revolution last season, Martinez’ Spanish revolution is on the rise. Deulofeu will join up with the squad later this summer after having a break following his involvement in the recent Under-20 World Cup in Turkey.
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