Deulofeu re­turns to Ever­ton for £4.2m

The Herald - Sport - - CYCLING -

EVER­TON have con­firmed the sign­ing of Barcelona winger Ger­ard Deulofeu.

The 21-year-old has signed a three­year-con­tract – with the op­tion of a fur­ther year – in a deal worth £4.2m.

Deulofeu im­pressed on loan at Goodison Park in the 2013-14 cam­paign but re­turned to his par­ent club and was loaned to Sevilla.

Barcelona have pro­tected them­selves against los­ing one of their bright­est young tal­ents by in­sist­ing on a re­lease clause within the first two years if they meet cer­tain con­di­tions and hav­ing the right of first re­fusal if Ever­ton de­cide to sell the player.

“Ger­ard needs no in­tro­duc­tion to any­one here at Ever­ton,” Ever­ton man­ager Roberto Martinez told ev­er­tonfc.com.

“We got to know him re­ally well from his loan pe­riod, not only as a tal­ent but also a great char­ac­ter.”

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