After spending four very productive years away from his boyhood club, Gerard Deulofeu was happy to see Barcelona use the buy-back clause they had in the deal signed with Everton two years ago, and give him a real chance to prove himself at the highest possible level.
I am very happy to be back at Barcelona. It is my home and it was a shame I could not go back sooner
the young Spanish winger told reporters in Poland, after Spain U-21’s defeat to Germany in the final of the European Championship.
It is already decided. This year I will stay at Barca for sure. I am ambitious and I want to play with the best
Deulofeu said, determined to not let this opportunity go wasted. The Catalan spent two great seasons at Barcelona B, but the competition was impossibly hard for him at Camp Nou.
Playing on loan at Everton and Sevilla he showed what he is capable of, the Premier League side signed him in 2015 on a proper transfer, but there was a buy-back clause, and Barcelona made use of it to call Deulofeu back to Camp Nou.
I am very happy to have this opportunity that I have never had, to play in the first team of Barca
the 23-year-old (he could still play in the Spain U-21 team though) winger concluded his brief statement.