Watford have signed former Everton winger Gerard Deulofeu from Barcelona, the Spanish champions have confirmed.
The 24-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at Vicarage Road, scoring once in seven Premier League appearances for the Hornets.
Deulofeu will now return to Hertfordshire on a full-time basis after Barcelona announced a deal worth an initial €13 million had been agreed.
Announcing the deal on their website, Barcelona said in a statement: “FC Barcelona and Watford FC have reached an agreement for the transfer of Gerard Deulofeu to the English club.
“They have agreed on a fee of €13 million, plus €4 million in variables. FC Barcelona will also receive a percentage of any future transfer operations to other clubs.”
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1 Posted 11/06/2018 at 15:56:46
2 Posted 11/06/2018 at 16:50:35
3 Posted 11/06/2018 at 17:49:03
4 Posted 11/06/2018 at 17:58:10
Off-topic, Sky Sports says we're ready to bid for Maddison as soon as the Rooney-to-DC deal is confirmed.
5 Posted 11/06/2018 at 22:05:14
6 Posted 12/06/2018 at 12:23:04
7 Posted 12/06/2018 at 12:47:18
I like the lad, but sadly for whatever reason – genes or lack of work ethic, whatever – he consistently demonstrated a basic lack of fitness. Difficult to compensate for that in the Premier League.
We are about to release Wayne Rooney for that same reason and there is no comparison between those two players in my view; neither in overall skill and effectiveness nor in the basic desire to compete and win. Rooney is past his best, Gerry just never fulfilled the potential we thought he had. Wayne never hid; can't say that for Gerry.
For Deulofeu, 5 mins of electric skill as a sub followed by the rest of the game blowing for tugs and pointing to other players to get a pass rather than shouting for it himself is definitely not enough for me, and not what we should be aiming at.
I wish him well but the odd cameo aside, I doubt he will be tearing up any trees at Watford. This will be his fourth attempt in the Premier League by my reckoning, twice with Everton.
8 Posted 12/06/2018 at 12:48:43
Smoker and diver.
One good run every game or two.
File with Sandro.
9 Posted 12/06/2018 at 18:22:03
10 Posted 13/06/2018 at 00:03:27
11 Posted 13/06/2018 at 00:27:11
like a Geri on the wing,
always fading on the hour
when your legs gave in...
12 Posted 13/06/2018 at 03:21:32
13 Posted 14/06/2018 at 20:33:53
14 Posted 14/06/2018 at 21:08:55
15 Posted 16/06/2018 at 20:13:28
16 Posted 16/06/2018 at 20:32:50
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