Everton have loaned out Spanish striker Sandro Ramirez to Real Valladolid, with the club confirming the news on Tuesday night.
Sandro has been nothing short of a disaster for the Toffees since he joined the club from Malaga in 2017, when former Sporting Director Steve Walsh spent £5.2million to trigger his release clause and handed a then 21-year-old a £65,000-a-week contract.
In return, the Blues have been rewarded just a single goal – coming in the Europa League against Atalanta in November 2017 – which continues to this day to be the last goal of his professional career, despite spells back in his native Spain with Sevilla and Real Sociedad on loan.
The Txuri-urdinak were offered an option-to-buy as part of the agreement that saw the FC Barcelona product join Real Sociedad for the entire 2018/19 term, but the San Sebastian side naturally opted against triggering it after he fired blanks in 26 games.
Sandro could have proved to be a real problem for Marcel Brands and Marco Silva if they were unable to find someone willing to sign him this summer with the boss reluctant to reintroduce the former youth international to his plans, but Real Valladolid have stepped forward.
It has not been noted what fee the Blanquivioletas have offered to facilitate his loan move, but Sky Sports suggested in their Transfer Centre on June 2 (12:28) that Sandro was in advanced negotiations with the club owned by Real Madrid and Brazil icon Ronaldo, and had discussed a potential option-to-buy.