Everton today completed a loan deal that sees Deulofeu move to Milan for the rest of the season.
The 22-year-old had made just 13 appearances all season for the Toffees.
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“I hope I can take advantage of this great opportunity. You have to believe in your dreams every day, work hard in training and – above all – listen to the advice of the manager and your parents.”
Deulofeu cost Everton £4.3million when he joined from Barcelona in 2015.
But he has struggled for games under manager Ronald Koeman this season.
Everton wanted to bring in Memphis Depay as a replacement for Deulofeu – but the Manchester United winger instead opted to join Lyon.
As for Deulofeu, the Spaniard says he is happy to play anywhere for Milan.
“It doesn’t matter if it’s on the right or the left, I want to play,” he added.
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Gerard Deulofeu (right) joined AC Milan from Everton today
Deulofeu played just 13 games for Everton this season
Deulofeu has swapped Goodison Park for the San Siro
“Milan are the most glorious Italian club. I’m very happy, I’ve wanted to come here to Milan for a long time.
“It’s a great club, I hope I can play against Juventus on Wednesday and I’m very happy to be training with my new teammates.
“Everyone knows that Milan is a historic team, they’ve won seven Champions Leagues, they’ve had a lot of strong players and a lot of Ballons d’Or.
“This is the biggest team in Italy, and everyone knows this club around the world. I’m very happy to be here and I hope I can help the team.”