Joan Laporta comments on Gerard Deulofeu’s Everton move

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Gerard Deulofeu has joined Premier League outfit Everton from Spanish giants Barcelona.

Joan Laporta has been quoted as saying by Goal.com that Barcelona should not have sold Gerard Deulofeu.

The Spain international winger joined Premier League club Everton from Spanish giants Barcelona earlier this summer.

BBC Sport reported that the transfer fee the Toffees had to pay for the services of the youngster was £4.2 million.

Deulofeu has put pen to paper on a three-year contract with Everton, but Barcelona presidential candidate Laporta has suggested that the Catalan giants should have retained the services of the 21-year-old.

"I have a bad feeling about what the interim management board are up to," Goal.com quotes former Barcelona president Laporta as saying in reference to the club’s reported interest in Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba (as reported by Goal.com).

"It is an improper way for an outgoing board to act. I hope they do not continue along this path.

“They have already sold Gerard Deulofeu (to Everton for €6 million) and now they want to sign players who are worth large amounts.”

Good signing for Everton

Laporta may not be pleased with Barcelona’s decision to part company with Deulofeu, but it is certainly a good signing for Everton.

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 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.

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