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Everton’s new Spanish signing Gerard Deulofeu says he is happy to swap training with Lionel Messi and Andreas Iniesta for life at Goodison Park.

Roberto Martinez has achieved a coup in signing Deulofeu from Barcelona on loan for the season and the teenager is excited about playing in the Premier League.

The highly-rated Deulofeu scored 18 goals for Barcelona’s B side last season and has come to Everton to play senior football.

“Obviously training at Barcelona is a fantastic experience,” said Deulofeu.

“You train alongside players like Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta, who are clearly some of the best players in the world.

“To learn from them is a very nice experience. I’m very keen to get started and I’m delighted to be at such a big and historic football club.

“I’m an attacking player and I can play wide. I’m quite quick, quite decent at one-on-one situations and I’m looking forward very much to helping the team.

“I follow the Premier League quite a lot. It’s one of the best leagues in the world.”

Deulofeu will have to wait a little longer to join his new team-mates and he is on an extended break after playing for Spain in the Under-20s World Cup in Turkey.

“It was a great and pleasant experience,” he said. “We were up against some teams like Mexico, who we were able to get through against. We didn’t quite manage it against Uruguay, but it was a great experience.

“I’m really looking forward to meeting my new team-mates and getting started. Obviously I have got a few days holiday coming my way because I have just finished in the Under-20s World Cup, but I can’t wait to get started.”

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