Barcelona loan Gerard Deulofeu to Everton

Gerard Deulofeu

Everton have signed 19-year-old forward Gerard Deulofeu on a season-long loan from Barcelona.

Deulofeu played last season for the Catalan club's B team, scoring 18 times in 33 matches.

He has made two senior appearances for Barcelona and helped Spain's Under-19s to become European champions in 2011 and 2012.

"Gerard is a real diamond of Spanish football and has incredible footballing talent," said manager Roberto Martinez.

"I am delighted that he has chosen to take the next step of his career with Everton."

Deulofeu will join up with the squad later this summer after having a break following his involvement in the recent Under-20 World Cup in Turkey.