Deulofeu had two spells at Everton as a youngster, and ended up making 75 appearances for the Toffees.
The Spaniard has spoken out about how fond he remains of Everton now, saying: "I have a good relationship and a good connection with Everton fans. They love me and I love them. Every time I go to Goodison, the people are really happy and I'm proud about this."
The comments have gone down well with some Everton fans, who are now eager to see Deulofeu brought back.
If I could swap him for Walcott I wudnt hesitate— (@AlphaAlien2) August 14, 2019
12 goals and 5 assists in 32 games says to me he has found that consistency, and naturally, wingers to bring an air of consistency about them, it is not just Deulofeu. I think having a coach that makes fitness a priority has helped him— Bramley Toffee Apple (@ToffeeDaft) August 14, 2019
I would deffo have him over Walcott— Matthew Ellison (@matthewellison0) August 14, 2019
I'd take him back, seems a better player than he was back then, can still blow hot and cold but so do most, always liked the lad— mick mckeown (@mickmckeown80) August 14, 2019
I’d have him back just to see a through ball tbh.— Tom McCann (@TomMcCann31) August 14, 2019
In a heartbeat— Local Stuntman (@SCOA22) August 14, 2019
Would take him back in a heartbeat— Emre (@lethalspastic) August 14, 2019
Despite some fans asking for the return of the £11.5 million winger (Sky Sports), there are doubts over whether he would start for Everton now.
Deulofeu would have to compete with the likes of Alex Iwobi, Richarlison, Theo Walcott and Bernard for a first-team place.
During his previous spells with the Toffees, Deulofeu was rather inconsistent but he has progressed as a player in recent years.
Deulofeu will have a further chance to show that he has developed since leaving Goodison Park at the weekend, as he is likely to start against them for Watford.
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