BY GODWIN AIKIGBE
Everton manager, Roberto Martinez is thrilled with Thursday’s signing of Gerard Delofeu by the Toffees, saying that the player has rejoined them more mature.
Everton paid six million euro to secure the player from FC Barcelona after spending last season on loan at Sevilla.
Martinez says he is incredibly excited to once again have the opportunity to work with the player who spent the 2013/2014 season at Goodison Park before rejoining his parent club Barcelona, who immediately loaned him to Sevillla.
“We are getting an even more mature player now than he was a couple of seasons ago and a player who considers Everton as home,” Martinez told evertonfc.com.
“This is why we are incredibly excited to have him back here on a permanent basis and to encourage him to grow, develop and mature his enormous talent.”
“It was always our intention to work extremely hard behind the scenes to get some really good business done early on during the transfer window,” continued the Everton chief.
“Our objective was to secure Tom and Gerard as quickly as we could and I’m really pleased this is exactly what we’ve done.
“Having done this now, we will have more time over the remainder of the window to carry on strengthening our squad, which is already strong, and we will use this time ahead of us well.”