The majority of Roberto Martinez’ early tenure at Goodison Park has seen the Spaniard attempting to hold onto the star players he already has.
Leighton Baines is the subject of interest from Manchester United, whilst the club are nervously waiting to see whether Chelsea or Arsenal trigger the £23.5 million release clause in Maraoune Fellaini’s contract.
So it came as a welcome relief last week when Martinez was able to bring some good news and reveal he had convinced one of Europe’s most promising young players to join his Everton revolution – for a season at least.
Martinez has beat off competition from rival clubs at home and abroad to secure the signature of 19-year-old Spaniard Gerard Deulofeu on a season-long-loan from Barcelona, a signing that has been hailed as a stroke of genius.
But what type of player are Everton bringing in? Here we have identifed 5 things you may not know about their newest young star.