Everton loanee Gerard Deulofeu will extend his spell in the Premier League next season as Barcelona believe it is the best way to continue his development, reports in Spain claim.
The 19-year-old is considered by many Spanish pundits to be the best talent in the Barcelona academy since Lionel Messi. However the Catalan club decided to send him on loan to Everton last summer to develop as a player and get more first-team chances.
Spanish newspaper Sport claims that Barcelona are very happy with how Everton and Roberto Martinez are taking care of Deulofeu, and they want to extend the loan for next season.
Officials at the Nou Camp believe that the player is improving both as a footballer and as a person and they think that it would be very convenient to extend his English adventure for another year.
The reports add that Everton and Barcelona have not yet been in contact about the extension, but as both clubs and the player are happy with the idea it will be simple to get a new deal.
Roberto Martinez revealed recently that he is very impressed with Deulofeu's potential and that there is already an agreement to keep him for a second campaign if Barcelona decide he is not ready to return to La Liga.
Deulofeu initially struggled to get a place in Roberto Martinez's starting line-up, but in the last three games he has become a key player for Everton - scoring two goals and grabbing one assist.
After his latest goal against Arsenal, Deulofeu also admitted that he is enjoying his new life in England, giving hope to Everton supporters about a second year at Goodison Park.
"Barcelona? I do not know, I just think about this season, and what happens in the future will come later. I'm happy at Everton. Now I'm here for a year, and then I will belong to Barcelona. I want to enjoy this experience."
The Catalan is one of the most promising players in Spain and last year he scored 18 goals for Barcelona B team, who play in the Second Division.