Barcelona, Watford reach Deulofeu loan agreement

BARCELONA, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 29: Gerard Deulofeu of FC Barcelona runs with the ball during the Copa del Rey round of 32 second leg match between FC Barcelona and Real Murcia at Camp Nou on November 29, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.

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Gerard Deulofeu is stepping away from Barcelona once again.

On Monday, Barcelona and Watford reached an agreement on the loan of Deulofeu until June 30. The Hornets will cover the Catalan winger’s salary and a potential add-on of €1 million, and the La Masia product will continue his development at Vicarage Road until the end of the season.

Barcelona exercised its right to buy Deulofeu back in June, activating its clause for the footballer, who spent time at Everton, Sevilla, and AC Milan after exiting the Camp Nou. But he went on to make just 10 appearances in La Liga, five of which were as a substitute, and tally one goal, which came in the Blaugrana’s 2-0 victory over Malaga CF and should have been ruled out.

Deulofeu started out at La Masia in 2003, made his debut for Barca B in 2011, and was called up to Barcelona’s first team in 2011. His performances at Milan earned him a return to the Blaugrana.

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