Who Are Ya? Gerard Deulofeu (Everton)
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Name: Gerard Deulofeu
Signed from: Barcelona
Fee: Season-long loan
Did you know?
Gerard Deulofeu was born on the day goals from Ian Rush and Robbie Fowler gave Liverpool a 2-1 win against Everton in the Merseyside derby: March 13, 1994.
Dave Watson was Everton’s scorer.
What’s the deal?
Everton have pipped a host of Premier League clubs to the talented Barca attacker. The 19-year-old is already a Spain under-21 international and tipped as one of the country’s hottest talents.
He spent last season starring for Barcelona B. The Catalans have trusted Roberto Martinez to continue the youngster’s development while Neymar hogs his place in the Barca first-team.
What do they say?
“He is a player with a lot to offer, but he still needs to improve a lot before he can form part of the Barca first team.”
Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova