According to a recent report from Marca, Everton striker Sandro Ramirez could be on his way out of Goodison Park this month. The 23-year-old made the move to the blue half of Merseyside last summer after impressing at La Liga side Malaga, but the Spaniard has struggled to recreate his best goal-scoring form in English football, to the point that he was shipped out on loan to Sevilla in the second half of last season.
And reports suggest that Real Sociedad are interested in landing the £65,000-a-week flop (as per Spotrac), and given his testing time at Everton in the last 12 months, sanctioning his departure in the last knockings of the window would surely be in the best interests of all parties.
Ultimately, there was much anticipation among Evertonians when their side fended off the competition to land Sandro last summer, what with the striker netting 14 goals in 30 La Liga matches for Malaga in the 2016/17 season to help them to an 11th place finish in the Spanish top-flight.
And for just £5.2 million, as per the release clause in the Spaniard’s contract, it was viewed as an absolute bargain, and indeed a deal that would go some way to helping the Toffees replace the goals of striker Romelu Lukaku, who left for Manchester United during that summer.
Yet things simply haven’t worked out for Sandro given he has managed just 15 appearances for Everton in the last 12 months, in which time the striker has scored on just one occasion, which came in their 5-1 hammering at the hands of Atalanta in the group stages of the Europa League.
He earned only eight Premier League appearances for the Toffees last term to underline just how far down the pecking order he was at Goodison Park, and that was particularly pertinent given Everton, at the time, were seriously struggling in the final third of the pitch – it was the clearest indication that the 23-year-old was not the man for Everton.
And a loan spell at Sevilla in the second half of last season further emphasised that the end was nigh for Sandro at Everton, with it now a possibility that he could be let go by manager Marco Silva, in a move which would benefit all parties involved.
Sandro is still young and could go on to have a fine career, but it seems that he needs a fresh start away from Everton in a bid to forget his 12-month nightmare in English football – the sooner he leaves Goodison Park the better.
And from Everton’s point of view, he’s a player that simply isn’t going to get used and as such letting him go would help free up the wage bill.
Thus, it’s pretty clear that sanctioning the striker’s departure would be in the best interests of all parties involved.
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