The Gerard Deulofeu saga looks to have finally come to an end as reports of a finalized deal have been floating around on the internet. The 21-year old has reportedly agreed to the terms on a move away from Camp Nou to Merseyside club, Everton.
A fees of around €6 million is said to be agreed between both the clubs with Barcelona getting a first choice buy back option for the first three years with the fee increasing after every year reaching to an amount of around €14 million in the last year. After the 3rd year, Everton would be free to sell the player wherever they want.
Barca boss, Luis Enrique, is reported to be unsatisfied with the development in Sevilla as the youngster was accused of lacking work ethics by the Sevilla manager, Unai Emery. Deulofeu burst through the Barca youth teams with his exceptional scoring qualities and had high prospects of becoming a future superstar. As much immensely talented as he was, attitude problems have always rolled with him as this was again one of the reasons why Luis Enrique decided to put his entry on hold to the first team squad and instead sent him on a one-year loan spell to Sevilla at the start of last season.
Deulofeu spent his 2013-14 season at Goodison Park and has seemed to build a healthy relationship with their manager Roberto Martinez. The youngster’s progress seemed to flourish under his guidance as the Everton boss has once again expressed his desire to help with the Spanish U-21 international’s progress.
An official announcement looks likely to be on as early as Tuesday with Roberto Martinez ready to announce Deulofeu as the club’s second summer signing after bringing in Tom Cleverly on a free transfer from Manchester United.