Deulofeu returns to Everton for £4.2m
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.”