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Deulofeu delight at dream Milan move

2017-01-24 16:45
Gerard Deulofeu (TEAMtalk)

London - Everton winger Gerard Deulofeu has revealed his delight at joining Italian giants AC Milan on loan until the end of the season.

The talented 22-year-old, who signed for the Toffees in 2015 following an earlier loan spell, will remain in Milan until 30 June 2017.

A former Barcelona youth player, who made his way up to the first team before a lack of game time saw him join Everton for the 2013/14 season ahead of a year with Sevilla, Deulofeu has once again moved due to the lack of first team appearances.

Speaking to Milan TV, he said: "I’ve come to Milan because I think I can play, otherwise I wouldn’t have come here. I’m pleased they were interested in me.

"I hope I can take advantage of this great opportunity. You have to believe in your dreams every day, work hard in training and - above all - listen to the advice of the manager and your parents."

Deulofeu added that he is happy to play anywhere for Milan.

"It doesn’t matter if it’s on the right or the left, I want to play. Milan are the most glorious Italian club. I’m very happy, I’ve wanted to come here to Milan for a long time.

"It’s a great club, I hope I can play against Juventus on Wednesday and I’m very happy to be training with my new team-mates.

"Everyone knows that Milan is a historic team, they’ve won seven Champions Leagues, they’ve had a lot of strong players and a lot of Ballon d’Or winners.

"This is the biggest team in Italy, and everyone knows this club around the world. I’m very happy to be here and I hope I can help the team."

Deulofeu, who scored eight time in 75 games over his two spells at Everton, cost the club £4.3million when he joined from Barcelona.

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