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Martinez: Deulofeu sees Everton as his home

Wnger is now a "mature" player than when he was last at the club.

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Roberto Martinez has hailed the capture of Gerard Deulofeu after his fellow Spaniard signed a permanent deal at the Toffees.

Deulofeu has put pen-to-paper in a three-year contract with the option of a further season, returning to Goodison two years after he first arrived at the club on loan.

Since then Deulofeu has also spent a season on-loan at Europa League winners Sevilla, and Martinez believes he is signing a better player because of that added experience.

"We are getting an even more mature player now than he was a couple of seasons ago and a player who considers Everton as home.

"This is why we are incredibly excited to have him back here on a permanent basis and to encourage him to grow, develop and mature his enormous talent."

With Tom Cleverley also set to join the club on July 1st Everton have got some transfer business done refreshingly early. Martinez, though, insists that he is still looking to bring more players in and plans to use the remainder of the transfer window wisely.

"It was always our intention to work extremely hard behind the scenes to get some really good business done early on during the transfer window.

"Our objective was to secure Tom and Gerard as quickly as we could and I’m really pleased this is exactly what we’ve done.

"Having done this now, we will have more time over the remainder of the window to carry on strengthening our squad, which is already strong, and we will use this time ahead of us well."