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Everton Lands Deulofeu In Loan Deal

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David Ramos

Everton has hit on a major coup after they secured the services of Barcelona youngster Gerard Deulofeu on loan. The 19 year old is considered to be one of the best youngsters in the world, and now he will showcase his talents at the School of Science.

Most of Europe's top clubs were thought to be in the race for the youngsters signature, but Martinez's presence at Everton is thought to have secured his signature. The Catalan giants were put at ease by Martinez. It is their belief that he will not hinder Deulofeu's development for the Barca system.

Deulofeu just signed a contract extension with Barcelona this year, but after a season playing with the B team where he scored 18 goals in 33 matches, it appears he is ready to take the next step towards regularly featuring for Barcelona.

He just spent the past few weeks helping the U20 Spain National Team advance to the quarterfinals with two goals and several assists, and could be the creative spark that Everton needs in the middle of the pitch. With Kevin Mirallas going into his second season, the two midfielders could combine for some scintillating play.