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Everton winger Deulofeu eager to emulate Real Madrid star Ronaldo by playing more centrally

Everton star Gerard Deulofeu has stated that he would eventually like to transition into a more central position.

Deulofeu has earned a reputation as one of the most exciting young wingers in Europe due to the former Barcelona youngster's fine form for Everton this season.

Deulofeu has now revealed his future ambitions by stating that he would eventually want to develop into a more central role similar to how Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has successfully done in his career.

The Spaniard said: "Maybe there are little things yes, but we're different in a lot of others. Cristiano has a lot to his game — he's good in the air, his shooting is perfect, his left foot perfect. And he's more of a striker now — a No 9.

"I'm a winger but in the future I want to play more in the middle.

"When you're there you have a lot more opportunities to score. I would like to be like him, though, start wide and go in middle, as a No 10 or 9. At Barca B I played No 9 and think I played well. If you are there, you have more chance to make a bigger impact.

"I don't say you're not involved on the wing, or I don't like it, because I do. But for me it's possible to play No 10 or 9 in the future."

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