- Born: 13/03/1994
- Birthplace: Riudarenes, Girona, Catalonia
- Nationality: Spanish
- Apps/ Goals: 11 (18) / 4
- Debut: 27 August 2013 v Stevenage
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Gerard Deulofeu Lázaro joined Everton on a season-long loan from Barcelona on 10 July 2013.
The highly-rated 19-year-old becomes Roberto Martinez's fourth summer signing following the arrivals of Arouna Kone, Antolin Alcaraz and Joel Robles.
Born in the heart of Catalonia, Spain, Deulofeu joined Barcelona's academy at the age of nine in 2003.
After progressing through the youth sides, the forward made his professional debut aged 15, coming on as a 75th-minute substitute for Barcelona B against Cordoba in March 2011.
A call-up to the first-team a month later did not result in an appearance, but on 3 August of that year, Deulofeu did make his debut under Pep Guardiola in a pre-season friendly.
His first goal for the B side came in September 2011 during a 2-1 loss at Hercules. That season he would score nine times in 34 appearances in Segunda A, the Spanish Second Division.
His first two competitive appearances for the main Nou Camp outfit also came during this campaign, as the dominant European giants looked to reward his development.
Part of Spain’s Under-19 side for the successive UEFA Championship wins in 2011 and 2012, Deulofeu was also crowned player of the tournament at the latter event.
An impressive 2012/13 season for Barcelona B saw him plunder 18 goals in 34 appearances, while he also featured in a further four first-team games across all competitions as Barcelona cruised to the La Liga title.
A pacey wideman with trickery and an eye for goal, Deulofeu can operate on either flank or through the middle – versatility he showcased during this summer’s Under-20 World Cup.
He scored on his Everton debut in the 2-1 Capital One Cup win over Stevenage and made his first Premier League appearance a few days later.