Everton set to sign Barcelona's Gerard Deulofeu on permanent deal
Last Updated: 27/06/15 5:33pm
Everton are set to complete a £2.2million deal to sign Barcelona attacker Gerard Deulofeu, according to Sky Sports' Spanish football expert Guillem Balague.
The 21-year-old winger previously spent the 2013-14 season on loan at the Toffees, scoring four goals in 11 starts for the club.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez was keen on a second deal for the highly-rated youngster last summer but he joined La Liga club Sevilla instead on another season-long loan, and played 28 times, scoring three goals.
But Martinez is now expected to land Deulofeu on a long-term deal, with Barcelona having a buy-back option for a specific, unknown fee.
Balague confirmed on Monday: "Deulofeu is going to be transferred to Everton. €3m with an option of FCB to re-buy him later on for a price. He didn't want to go on loan."
Deulofeu, born in Catalonia, is a product of Barcelona's youth academy and has represented Spain at every level from U16 to U21, and he made his senior international debut last year.
He has made five substitute appearances for Barca and played regularly for Barcelona B, but has never started a match for the senior team.