What Everton’s new boy has been doing since he was last ‘home’ – busy boy

first_img1 Everton have signed Gerard Deulofeu After previously having him in on loan for the 2013/14 season, Everton have today completed a permanent £4.3m deal for Barcelona’s Gerard Deulofeu.The move marks the second major transfer window addition for the Toffees so far after Tom Cleverley, and the return of a fan favourite will surely please the Everton faithful, with manager Roberto Martinez claiming Deulofeu “considers Everton as home.”Last time around, the 21-year-old helped Everton finish fifth and record 72 points for the season, a club-high in the Premier League. He made 25 appearances in the league, scoring three goals and making three asists. Once his loan expired, Barcelona wouldn’t let him return to Goodison Park for a second campaign, with intentions of promoting him to their own first-team squad.Instead, the midfielder ultimately ended up being sent out on loan again for the 2014/15 campaign, this time to Sevilla, where he made 17 appearances to help the team finish fifth and win the Europa League.Taking a look back at Deulofeu’s hugely successful time at Everton, this could be a bargain for Roberto Martinez’s side. A return to the form that saw him make his international debut for Spain and be hailed, alongside the likes of Paul Pogba, as one of the most exciting young players in Europe, should push the club back into contention for a place in the Europa League.As Martinez himself has said, Deulofeu needs no introduction at Everton, but let’s take a peek at how he’s been performing in his year away from the club:last_img read more