Barcelona agree buy-back option for Everton winger Gerard Deulofeu

Spain's under-21 captain returns to Camp Nou after three years.

Gerard Deulofeu captained the Spain under-21 side that lost to Germany in the European Championship final on Friday. Nils Petter Nilsson / Getty Images
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Barcelona have exercised their buy-back option for Spanish winger Gerard Deulofeu, who has spent the past three seasons playing for Everton, Sevilla and AC Milan.

"In the following days the terms will be agreed with both Everton and the player. Deulofeu’s contract will run until 30 June 2019," Barca said on their website.

British media said on Friday the fee would be €12 million (Dh50.35m) for the Spaniard, who was on loan at Everton in 2013-14 and rejoined in 2015 for £4.3m (Dh20.8m).

Deulofeu, who came through Barca's renowned La Masia academy, spent the second half of last season on loan at Milan after struggling to hold down a first team place at Everton.

Deulofeu, 23, captained the Spain under-21 team that lost 1-0 to Germany in the European Championship final on Friday.

* Reuters