Stoke City defender Marc Muniesa expects Barcelona to recall Gerard Deulofeu at the end of his loan with Everton.

The pair played together with Barca B last season.

"Barcelona rate him very highly," confirmed Muniesa, who played alongside Deulofeu for five years at La Masia Academy. "He is going to be a really important player for them in the future.

"In time, I'm sure that he will be one of the best players in the world. We speak to each other every day and are great friends. But after what he did in this game, maybe we are not such great friends for the moment!"

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