Gerard Deulofeu has told the Guardian that he tries to play well in every game in order to express his gratitude for the support Everton fans have given him during his time at the club.
Deulofeu became a fans' favourite at Goodison Park during a loan spell in the 2013/14 campaign, and ever since followers of the Merseyside outfit have urged the club to re-sign the winger.
Their wish was granted this summer, with the Spaniard joining the Toffees on a permanent transfer, and the 21-year-old is delighted to have received so much backing from the fans.
“The fans are more involved,” he says. “When you come out to the [Z Cars] theme, it’s lovely. The supporters have been fantastic, from the first season. I want to play well for them.”
Deulofeu's natural skill in possession makes him exciting to watch, and Everton fans have embraced him since he moved to the club.
He is considered to be one of the club's brightest talents, and the confidence that he currently has is starting to shine through in his performances.
Deulofeu has been hugely impressive of late, and he has started Everton's last three games as he begins to cement a place in the Toffees' line-up.
The former Barcelona man will be hoping that he can continue his good form for the foreseeable future, with Everton's next match coming against Manchester United this weekend.