Martinez reveals Everton working with Barcelona over Deulofeu recovery

Everton boss Roberto Martinez says they'll be working with Barcelona to help Gerard Deulofeu's recovery from his hamstring injury.

Everton boss Roberto Martinez says they'll be working with Barcelona to help Gerard Deulofeu's recovery from his hamstring injury.

Martinez revealed that Everton's medical department would be liaising with that of Deulofeu's loan club, Barcelona, to ensure the best possible rehabilitation.

The 19-year-old will travel to Spain later this week and Martinez told evertonfc.com: "We're working with the two medical departments - of our Club and of Barcelona.

"They're working together because, as you can imagine, there are many things to take into consideration and it's important they have a look as well. From there, we're going to use the best possible route to treat the player.

"Gerard has got a good feeling about him and all he wants is to get back as quick as he can. I think this is going to refresh him and it's going to make him a real impact player when he comes back, so we're excited about that."

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