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Sunday 4 December 2016

Deulofeu's Toffees delight

New Everton signing Gerard Deulofeu admits he turned down offers from other clubs to return to Goodison Park.

The 21-year-old graduate of Barcelona's famed La Masia academy completed a £4.2million move last week to rejoin the side where he spent a successful loan spell in the 2013-14 season.

It was that experience which lured him back despite opportunities to go elsewhere after spending last year on loan at Sevilla.

"I had a great year when I was here last," the winger told evertontv.

"I really enjoyed my time here. I felt loved by the Evertonians and I was surrounded by really good team-mates. I'm very happy to be back.

"Of course there were other options but I always said right from the start that I wanted to come back to Everton - you can ask my agent and he will say the same."

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