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Report: Barcelona set to re-sign former player before 30 Jun

La Liga By: Uche Duru | 19/06/2017

The midfielder is a Barcelona youth product and spent 10 years at the club before his departure.

Spanish club Barcelona are set to re-sign midfielder Gerard Deulofeu by triggering his buy-back clause. The former Barcelona player is set to make a return to the Camp Nou this summer, according to The Times correspondent Paul Joyce.

However, Barcelona will have to act fast as the buy-back clause expires on 30 June. The 23-year-old had initially been loaned to Everton before signing permanently on a £4.2m deal. But Ronald Koeman did not give him enough chances to impress and he was soon loaned to AC Milan in the January transfer window. 

Deulofeu had earlier said that it would be a ‘busy summer’ as he thinks about his future. “I have to think about the national team right now and then I have to choose the best option,” he said. “It will be a busy summer in my case but I'm calm and everything will work out for sure.”

After failing to get many opportunities under former Everton boss Roberto Martinez and current manager Ronald Koeman, the Dutch manager packed him off to Milan where Deulofeu performed well in the half season he spent at the San Siro.