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Official: FC Barcelona Sell Gerard Deulofeu to Everton FC

Gerard Deulofeu's stay on the Barcelona books has ended as he will again join Everton.

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It was a deal that was long expected and rumors of it happening were very loud over the past few days, with Barca Blaugranes also reporting that a deal was close. Now, the transfer has been made official and Gerard Deulofeu, the exciting winger that has made his way through the Barcelona youth ranks, will join Liverpool based club Everton on a three year deal with an option for a fourth season. The transfer will be completed on July 1 when the transfer window opens and Deulofeu will be able to make the switch which is valued at €6 million. The transfer was approved by the managing board of Barcelona as the club is currently without a president who usually makes transfers official.

It will mark the beginning of Deulofeu's second stay at Goodison Park where he will be reunited with his former coach Roberto Martinez. Deulofeu clearly impressed his new/old employers in the 2013-14 season when he spent a season on loan at Everton, scoring four goals and adding five assists in 1121 minutes spanning 29 games. Also important to Deulofeu further development is that the player himself was very happy to be back at Goodison Park and is happy to return to England once again.

The transfer deal also includes a couple other clauses that benefit Barcelona if the Catalans want to buy Deulofeu back in the future. As per the official Everton website, a buy-back clause is included in the contract and can be activated if Barcelona meet "certain requirements". The numbers of those requirements have yet to be made official. The bay-back clause is only active for the first two seasons of Deulofeu's contract. Barcelona also have a right of first refusal if Everton decide to sell the player.

Good luck Deulofeu in you future endeavors!

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