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Everton: Santiago Sosa was ‘close’ to joining but Premier League blocked move

Everton: Santiago Sosa was ‘close’ to joining but Premier League blocked move - Everton Transfer Rumours

Santiago Sosa was reportedly ‘close’ to signing for Everton but the Premier League blocked the move, as per Ole (via Sport Witness).

According to the outlet, the transfer fee which was going to be paid by the Goodison Park club was €15m, which is the equivalent of around £13.6m.

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However, Sosa had issues with his work permit, although the Argentinian newspaper claimed that he managed to get his European passport a ‘few days later’, but that was clearly too late as the transfer ended up falling through.

Sosa is relatively unproven

Indeed, Sosa is relatively unproven at the highest level, having played in Argentina for River Plate, but he has never played in Europe before. Therefore, a £13.6m transfer fee would have perhaps been a substantial gamble for the Merseyside club to take.

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However, the defensive midfielder has been capped no fewer than nine times for his country at under-21 level, and at 21 years of age, Sosa still has ample time to develop as a footballer.

Everton may be relieved they did not sign Sosa in hindsight

Indeed, the Toffees may be relieved that they did not sign Sosa in hindsight. With the arrival of defensive midfielder Allan in the summer transfer window from Napoli, perhaps Sosa would have been limited on terms of game-time on Merseyside.

Nonetheless, given the signing of Allan, it seems highly unlikely now that Everton would go back in with another bid for the 21-year old, with the January transfer window just a couple of months away.

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