Everton have been given a huge boost in their hopes of bringing Gerard Deulofeu back to Goodison park, with Barcelona becoming frustrated at his lack of first team opportunities while playing for Sevilla, as reported by the Daily Express.
Unlike his time at Everton, where he was often used as an impact substitute, the Catalan club had allowed Deulofeu to join Sevilla under the assumption that he would play a significant amount of football for the Spanish side.
However, the La Masia graduate has featured for only 17 minutes during Sevilla’s opening four fixtures, and according to reports in his home land, this is not to Barcelona manager Luis Enrique’s liking.
Barca could yet terminate his season long loan deal, which would put Everton in pole position to sign him again.
Roberto Martinez would not be able to bring him back until January, but despite interest in doing so before, the arrival of Christian Atsu on loan from Chelsea might mean there is no place in Everton’s squad for the young star.