Jose Antonio Reyes
Former Arsenal winger Jose Antonio Reyes has praised Gerard Deulofeu on Everton’s official website.
Reyes, who is now on the books of Spanish club Espanyol, played with the Everton winger at Sevilla.
The 32-year-old former Atletico Madrid attacker, though, believes that Deulofeu has yet to consolidate himself in the Premier League.
“He is a quality player, fast with good dribbling and he is always seeking to leave defenders behind, which he achieves often,” Reyes told Everton’s official website about Deulofeu.
"He is still young and has a long way to go in his career but he is also already experienced and is getting more and more important for his team every season.
“He is speedy and hard to control, intuitive and always searching for the weak point of his opponents. He tries always to get an advantage.
"He still has to consolidate himself in the Premier League but he is playing more and more minutes and offers not only assistance to the target men, but he is also scoring some goals on his own, which is obviously important for attacking players.”
Deulofeu scored two goals and created 34 chances in 26 Premier League appearances for Everton last season. The Spanish winger is a very talented footballer and has a lot of potential.
Working with Ronald Koeman this coming season is only going to make the Spain international better.
Deulofeu, who is just 22 years of age, will be looking to establish himself as an important player for the Merseyside outfit during the 2016-17 campaign.
Everton endured a disappointing season in 2015-16 and failed to finish in the top 10 of the Premier League.
The Toffees will be aiming to challenge for a top-10 spot in the league table this coming season and perhaps even push for a top-six finish.
The Merseyside outfit will take on Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park in their opening game of the 2016-17 Premier League campaign.
Jose Antonio Reyes