Sandro Ramirez, now that’s a name I’ve not heard for a long time, unless you’re reading Tom’s loan reports then you will have seen the name often.
Signed for Everton back in the summer of 2017 on a 4 year contract for a fee of £5.2 M from Malaga after triggering a clause in his contract and there was so much promise to be had. We finally thought we had got that striker to replace Lukaku.
A failed loan move at Sevilla last season with 18 games and 0 goals, but now with fellow La Liga side Real Sociedad for this season. The Spanish striker looks set to be returning to Everton after Real Sociedad have made it clear that they don’t wish to keep him past the season long loan deal. 23 year old Sandro has played a total of 19 games for Sociedad but hasn’t scored or assisted in any of them.
Spanish newspaper El Diario Vasco has reported this and stated that the La Liga side have used Sandro as an example of why the need to “sign better” moving forward.
It’s hard to argue why Real Sociedad won’t be looking to sign Sandro come the summer after such a poor season out on loan, but it also makes Director Of Football Marcel Brands’ job a lot harder trying to shift a striker who might not have scored a goal since the 23rd of November 2017 (Yes that was that monstrosity of a game in the Europa League at Goodison against Atalanta).
Here’s hoping Sandro’s time in Spain improves for the good of Everton and himself