“Three cheers for Ramirez” …but not quite.
Does anyone remember that lad Sandro Ramirez? If you do, we feel sorry for you. And if you didn’t, we also feel sorry for you because now you do.
Everton super flop Sandro Ramirez joined the Toffees from Malaga in 2017 for what appeared to be a fairly reasonable sum of £5million, following Jordan Pickford, Davy Klaassen and Henry Onyekuru through the door. Not the brightest bunch in the world.
Funnily enough, little Sandro was regarded as a bargain when he first arrived. He’d been banging the goals in for Malaga the year before, netting 14 goals in 30 La Liga matches, and looked every bit a Barcelona product in the process.
Quite the player, hey?
Well, if there’s one thing we have learnt about YouTube compilations is they’re about as trustworthy as your drunk mate recommending a “banker” for the 18:45 race at Newcastle. Even Oumar Niasse has a 2:24 edit-heavy montage that makes him look like alright talent, for goodness sake.
Indeed, like his Senegalese counterpart, it became extremely apparent very quickly that Sandro didn’t much suit the intensity of the Premier League. He wasn’t particularly quick nor strong, he rarely found himself in the correct positions, despite being touted as a box player, and in typical Spanish fashion, he ended up on the floor at the slightest touch. A sight no fan wants to see.
Following his loan move back to Spain he claimed: “The style of football that suits me is played at Real Sociedad. At Everton, it’s about what I say and what the team is playing, the style did not suit me. Before coming here I saw Real matches, and I think it’s the football that most resembles me, and it suits me.”
…this video would suggest otherwise.
Sandro is close to completing his loan spell with Real Sociedad and is due to return to Merseyside in the summer. However, with just one sad and lonely Everton goal to his name, we very much doubt he will be at the club come the start of next season.
Everton fans, is Sandro one of your worst signings of the decade? Join the discussion by comments below…
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