Sport Barcelona to buy back Gerard Deulofeu from Everton

15:22  19 june  2017
15:22  19 june  2017 Source:   Read Sport

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Everton winger Gerard Deulofeu keen to concentrate on Spain duties amid interest from old club Barcelona . The La Liga giants have a buy - back clause in Deulofeu 's contract. Deulofeu rediscovered his form on loan at Milan last season.

Gerard Deulofeu is reestablishing himself at AC Milan and he was boosted by a great showing for the Spanish national team in a 2-0 win over France. Deulofeu came through the Barcelona youth system and was loaned to Everton in 2013.

AC Milan v Bologna FC - Serie A © Marco Luzzani/Getty Images Sport AC Milan v Bologna FC - Serie A

Gerard Deulofeu is set to be bought back by Barcelona which will see Everton receive a fee of £10.5million for the winger, according to The Times.

Deulofeu failed to impress under Ronald Koeman and Everton will receive more than double what they paid for the youngster two years ago.

The winger scored four goals in 17 appearances for AC Milan last season, as he spent the second half of the season on loan at the Serie A side.

Barcelona could have bought back Deulofeu last summer for £6.3million but were reluctant to do so. It now appears that Deulofeu’s appearances for Milan have changed the Catalan club’s mind as they prepare to trigger their buy-back option on the player.

Deulofeu is a graduate of Barcelona’s famed La Masia academy, first moving to Goodison Park on loan under the management of Roberto Martinez back in 2013, before rejoining in a permanent move in 2015.

Deulofeu was reported as not wanting to return to the Nou Camp earlier this month, although the situation has obviously changed, with the 23-year old seemingly foregoing his option to veto the move.

Everton winger open to Roma switch .
Gerard Deulofeu is reportedly open to signing for Roma this summer as his Everton future continues to be under scrutiny. According to a report from Italian news outlet Calciomercato, as claimed by Sky Sports’ Transfer Centre today, the Serie A outfit are keen to land Deulofeu as they look to swiftly move on from the sale of Mohamed Salah to Liverpool, which was confirmed last night. Eusebio Di Francesco will be looking to add a winger to his squad this summer in order to fill the void left by the Egyptian’s departure and given Deulofeu’s impressive stint in Serie A last season, it comes as no surprise to see him reportedly being targeted. The Spain Under-21 international was excellent while on loan at AC Milan and they are understood to have retained their interest in signing him permanently. It doesn’t look as though Deulofeu has a future at Everton, but he certainly won’t be short of potential suitors this summer.

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