Deulofeu sends message to Everton fans on Twitter, Neville gives his verdict

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Reported West Ham United target Gerard Deulofeu has joined Premier League rivals Everton from Spain giants Barcelona.

Gerard Deulofeu has taken to social networking site Twitter to give his reaction after joining Everton from Barcelona.

The Spain international winger has moved to the Merseyside outfit on a permanent contract for a transfer fee of £4.2 million, as reported by BBC Sport.

The youngster has put pen to paper on a three-year contract with Everton and is delighted to have returned to the club he played on loan during the 2013-14 season.

Following the confirmation of his return to Goodison Park, Deulofeu posted the following message on Twitter:

Former Manchester United and Everton star Phil Neville also took to Twitter to have his say on the Toffees' signing of Deulofeu.

Good signing?

Deulofeu played on loan for Everton from Barcelona during the 2013-14 season, scoring three goals and creating nine chances in 25 Premier League appearances in the process.

The youngster had a pass accuracy of 78% and a shot accuracy of 78%, and won one header, 44 dribbles and six tackles.

The 21-year-old played on loan for Sevilla in the recently concluded 2014-15 campaign, but he did not fare so well.

The winger had a pass accuracy of 72% and a shot accuracy of 50%, and won one header, 28 dribbles and five tackles.

In five Europa League matches in 2014-15, Deulofeu created five chances, had a pass accuracy of 76% and a shot accuracy of 80%, and won one header, 11 dribbles and two tackles.

Everton’s Premier League rivals, West Ham United, were also interested in Deulofeu, according to London24.com.

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