Everton have completed the permanent signing of winger Gerard Deulofeu from Barcelona.
Deulofeu signed a three-year contract, with an option for an extra season.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez while speaking on Deulofeu’s signing said
“Gerard needs no introduction to anyone here, for we are all well aware of his incredible footballing talent.“We got to know him really well from his loan period, not only as such a talented player, but also his great character. He will be a fantastic asset to our club.”
Deulofeu’s contract includes a release clause which kicks in if Barcelona make an offer to Everton meeting certain requirements within the first two years, and the Spanish side also have first refusal if Everton decide to sell.
Deulofeu tweeted: “I’m back! Once a blue, always a blue!”