Everton boss Martinez not giving up keeping Deulofeu
The on-loan teenager was reported to have claimed he wants to return to Barcelona in the summer in a recent interview, but Martinez believes he was misquoted.
"The answer is going to be, as a Barcelona player who has been there since he was eight, yes because that's his focus and wish for the future.
"But the interview does not imply he definitely will not remain here next season. He never said he's not enjoying his time at Everton. He has loved the test in the Premier League and being with us.
"We've benefited from having his talents with us.
"Our agreement with Barcelona was to have him for one season though and that's where we are."
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