Everton forward Gerard Deulofeu has declared that he wishes to stay at Everton even if Spanish giants F.C Barcelona try to make use of the buyout clause which a part of the contract. Deulofeu played with Barcelona from 2011 and was sent on loan to Sevilla and Everton between the years 2011 and 2015. In the month of July, Deulofeu finally exited from the Nou Camp and made a permanent move to the Goodison Park. The deal took place after he completed a successful season long spell with the Evertonians.

When Barcelona was negotiating with Everton for the deal, the Catalans introduced the option of buying him back for around £9 million and approximately £6.5 million at the end of the season. This was an important part of the clause and it activated by the Spanish club, Everton will be left with nothing but to send their player back. Everton boss Roberto Martinez too stated that if Barcelona triggered the clause, Deulofeu will sadly have to make his move back to Spain.

But Deulofeu snubbed off all the talks and insisted that he is happy with the Toffees and will stay at the club. He said: “I am so happy to be staying here for a long time.

“When I was here the first time, I loved Everton, and now I’ve come back. I hope to stay here for a lot of years.” Deulofeu has been one of Everton’s key players this season,netting two goals and providing eight assists. So it’s pretty clear now that the Everton player isn’t going anywhere and is here to stay in the EPL!