Martinez crucial to Everton snapping up Spanish wonderkid - originally posted on Soccerlens.comEverton have agreed a deal to bring one of the brightest prospects of Barcelona and Spain, Gerard Deulofeu, to Goodison Park on a year-long loan.
The 19-year-old was in sparkling form last season, scoring 18 goals for Barcelona B in 33 appearances, and signed a new contract in May that runs until 2017.
Although the Spain U-21 international has signed a first-team contract, he has made only two appearances last season and the arrival of Brazilian sensation Neymar, could further limit his opportunities at the club this season.
It is understood that Roberto Martinez was the key reason why Barcelona agreed to send him on loan. The Catalan management trusts the Spaniard and believes, that under his tutelage, the wonder-boy would get regular first team opportunities and proper nurturing, which would help him mature as a player.
“Gerard is a real diamond of Spanish football and a boy with inc...