By Alex Taylor
Gerard Deulofeu scored a stunning set-piece goal for Everton in their first pre-season loss against Dynamo Dresden, and Twitter has reacted in classic fashion.
The Toffees have already beaten Barnsley and MK Dons in their pre-season build up to the start of the new Premier League campaign, and Deulofeu scored in both of those too. The Spaniard is relishing his new role up front.
Deulofeu bagged a great free-kick goal against Dresden and Everton fans were in high spirits about the goal, despite seeing their side lose the game 2-1.
Gerard Deulofeu is actually the best player in the world
— Alex D (@BossBarkley) 29 July 2016
— FantasyFootyPundits (@FFPundits) 29 July 2016
Koeman putting Deulofeu on freekicks aint clever, it’s common sense.
Martinez put baines on them because he’s a local-ish guy.
— SK23 (@_SK23_) 29 July 2016
Deulofeu free kick. A thing of beauty.
— Watched Toffee (@WatchedToffee) 29 July 2016
Hopefully deulofeu and Mirallas try and out do each other this season and end up with about 20 goals each to their name
— EFC (@Fumesmori) 29 July 2016
— Jeffrey Wright (@Project12AM) 29 July 2016
A lovely free kick from Deulofeu that one. Get him on free kicks all the time from now on.
— Royal Blue Mersey (@RBMersey) 29 July 2016
Deulofeu GOLAZO!!! Stunning free kick. Third game as a number 9, third goal for Everton in friendlies.
— La Masia (@Youngcules) 29 July 2016
Deulofeu joined Everton from Barcelona in 2015 after a successful 12-month loan spell at the club two seasons before.
The Spaniard has made 29 appearances and scored four goals during his first stay, which promoted a permanent transfer of £4.2million for the 22-year-old.
The right-winger is contracted at the Merseyside club until 2018 and is expected to feature in an attacking role under new manager Ronald Koeman.
Koeman has already added goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg and Oldham’s Chris Renshaw to his squad, as he prepares to mount a European push for the upcoming season.