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Total Football Scout - Gerard Deulofeu

Total Football Scout continues with a look at one of Barcelona's latest crop of youngsters, Gerard Deulofeu. As a lightweight attacker with fantastic dribbling ability, the young Spaniard can learn from the best at the Nou Camp.

Having debuted in the first team recently, many expect Deulofeu to go out on loan next season. Total Football's Marcus Banks finds out whether or not we have another Lionel Messi on our hands.

NAME: GERARD DEULOFEU

POSITION: LEFT WINGER

AGE: 17

CLUB: BARCELONA

SQUAD NUMBER: 27

NATIONALITY: SPANISH

HEIGHT: 5’ 8”

WEIGHT: 70 KG

MARKET VALUE: £875,000

HE’S A BIT LIKE: PEDRO

After joining Barcelona’s world famous academy, La Masia, at the age of nine Deulofeu has been at the Catalans ever since. On March 2, 2011, Deulofeu made his senior debut at Barcelona B. In late April 2011, Deulofeu received a call-up to the senior squad against Real Sociedad but stayed on bench in the 2-1 away loss.

The 17-year-old made his first team debut in a pre-season friendly against Guadalajara. He assisted Seydou Keita in the 90th minute three days later against Club America. The Spaniard netted his first senior goal in a 2-1 loss against Hercules CF in September.

Deulofeu made his first official appearance with the main squad after replacing David Villa in the 5-0 crushing of RCD Mallorca. The fast, tricky and agile winger will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of other La Masia stars in climbing the ladder to world fame.

Click on any of the names below to see our other Total Football Scout features:

Luc Castaignos

Ryo Miyaichi

Marc Andre ter Stegen

Gerard Deulofeu

Georginio Wijnaldum

Alexandre Lacazette

Neymar

Bojan Krkic

Ross Barkley

Daniel Sturridge

Phil Jones

Raheem Sterling

Julian Draxler

Oriel Romeu

Alex Oxlade Chamberlain


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