Martinez delighted at deal for 'diamond' Deulofeu

Roberto Martinez has hailed the season-long loan signing of Gerard Deulofeu as a major coup for Everton.

Gerard is a real diamond of Spanish football and a boy with incredible footballing talent and I am delighted that he has chosen to take the next step of his career with Everton.

– Roberto Martinez, speaking to

Deulofeu is a graduate of Barcelona's famed La Masia academy and has played for Spain's Under-17s, Under-19s, Under-20s and Under-21s.

He will join up with the Blues squad later this summer as he is currently on a break after involvement in the recent Under-20s World Cup in Turkey.


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