Everton seal loan for Barca B forward Deulofeu

Gerard Deulofeu, seen brushing shoulders with Sergio Busquets, is tipped as a hot prospect. Credit: Sergei Bobylev/Photas/Tass/Press Association Images

Everton have signed Barcelona B forward Gerard Deulofeu on a season-long loan, the Premier League club have announced.

The highly-rated 19-year-old scored 18 times in 33 matches for the Catalan's B side last season and made a handful of substitute appearances for the senior side, resulting in him earning a long-term contract this summer.

Martinez has moved quickly to secure the teenager's services to seal his fourth signing in three days after bringing in former Wigan trio Arouna Kone, Antolin Alcaraz and Joel Robles.

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