''I wish Everton lots of luck and success in the future. You will always be in my heart''
"I would like to thank Everton and all their fans for this year so special in my career. A new country, a new club, a new way of seeing life and understanding football.
"I have grown as a soccer player, but also as a person and that is why I would like to thank every person that has helped and accompanied me on this journey. The club and the manager for the great opportunity, my team mates for welcoming me and the fans for the fantastic support.
"I am proud and fulfilled with my year at Everton, having both helped the club and hoping that the fans enjoyed my football.
"I wish Everton lots of luck and success in the future.
"You will always be in my heart."
Quotes sourced from Liverpool Echo
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1 Posted 23/05/2014 at 15:02:15
I'm not sure if we really need a replacement as we've some good youth players and Oviedo to come back can play on the wing.
That's one of our loanees gone... wonder what will happen to the other two!!
2 Posted 23/05/2014 at 15:10:58
I really hope that he makes it at Barça. It sounds like he learned a lot of things in a number of walks of life this last year and all of us are better for it.
His year at Everton will I suspect pay dividends next year too and perhaps a few more to come as Barça and their like realize that in Everton/Martinez there is a creative option that benefits both parties to nurture younger players.
3 Posted 23/05/2014 at 15:13:08
4 Posted 23/05/2014 at 15:38:31
5 Posted 23/05/2014 at 15:42:00
6 Posted 23/05/2014 at 15:58:26
7 Posted 23/05/2014 at 16:17:39
8 Posted 23/05/2014 at 16:49:42
9 Posted 23/05/2014 at 16:18:25
Anyway he's not yet a prodigious goalscorer, but he more than matched my expectations for a 19-year-old winger with no top-tier experience at the start, and limited minutes. For sure he's going to develop into something special over the next couple of years at Barça, and we can watch him outshining Bale in La Liga before long (and maybe even the Cannibal if rumours are true)!
Wonder if we'll get another good loan from Barça soon... obviously we need to sign some permanent talent, but someone like Sergi Roberto, who's been warming Barça's 1st team bench mainly, would be a great addition to the squad. Or one of their B team star forwards like Munir or Adama Traore (no relation to Lacina, but an absolute beast).
10 Posted 23/05/2014 at 17:14:39
11 Posted 23/05/2014 at 19:15:26
Really enjoyed Geri's contributions and loved how much he developed with us.
Genuinely hope that he goes on to completely fulfill his potential, hopes and wishes.
12 Posted 23/05/2014 at 19:51:14
Deulofeu is obviously a very nice lad and has been a credit to his country. I am sure we will all be hearing much more of him in the very near future.
13 Posted 23/05/2014 at 20:53:33
Wish all the best for this kid. He got me out of a sitting position many times and standing on my feet. Very exciting player.
Good luck De-lo-fee-oo. Doo-lo-fah-ya. Duh-la-foo-oo.
Good luck kiddo!
14 Posted 23/05/2014 at 21:21:15
15 Posted 23/05/2014 at 22:01:31
I for one will miss him.
16 Posted 23/05/2014 at 22:14:26
17 Posted 23/05/2014 at 22:16:50
18 Posted 24/05/2014 at 07:01:28
19 Posted 24/05/2014 at 07:01:23
20 Posted 24/05/2014 at 09:17:14
21 Posted 24/05/2014 at 19:27:42
23 Posted 25/05/2014 at 12:29:17
Hey ho... all part of the learning curve. My lad reckons he is going to be at the very top in years to come; I hope so because there's no doubting GDs ability.
Good luck, Geri lad!
24 Posted 25/05/2014 at 14:01:18
25 Posted 25/05/2014 at 14:24:26
I hope he makes the final squad.. Will make Spain a bit more watchable !
26 Posted 26/05/2014 at 23:00:05
I can see him coming back before the window closes in August as Barça won't want him sitting on the bench wasting his time watching Neymar and Pedro playing in his position.
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