Gerard Deulofeu has today signed a one-year loan deal which will see him play in the English Premier League next season for Everton. Deulofeu is one of the brightest stars of Barça’s youth system and the 19-year-old has a contract with Barça until 2017. Last season he played four matches for the first team while scoring 18 goals in 34 appearances for Barça B in the Segunda División A.
Deulofeu’s progress at Barça has been hindered by the recent signing of Neymar. With Pedro, Alexis and Tello fighting for a place alongside Messi and Neymar it was going to be very complicated this season for the youngster to get opportunities from Tito Vilanova. A good season on Merseyside for Roberto Martinez’s team could easily be the springboard for a return to Camp Nou next summer, and who knows, we could see a front three of Deulofeu, Messi and Neymar knocking in the goals in the 2014/15 season.