Date: 3rd April 2019 at 2:34pm
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There are many flops currently bleeding the club dry, or holding the potential to upon their returns from loan spells. One of which, Sandro Ramirez, appears destined to be at Goodison Park for the start of next season, going by reports in Mundo Deportivo.

The Spanish publication are claiming that Real Sociedad are adamant that they will not buy the forward, who has stated that he would like to stay in La Liga, as they are far from impressed with what he has achieved while at the Anoeta Stadium.

Ramirez’s struggles stretch far beyond his loan with Real, too, as the 23-year-old has still not scored since the net rippled at Goodison Park back in November, 2017, when he fired home in our Europa League defeat to Atalanta.

Sociedad claim they will not “make an investment of this magnitude” for a player, likely to move on for less than we paid Malaga, and shows the Spanish outfit’s board have won their battle of wills with their manager.

Imanol Alguacil had previously shared his hopes of keeping Ramirez at the San Sebastian outfit come the end of his loan spell, as he and his coaching staff have been impressed with the striker’s attitude in training, despite the Barcelona product’s struggles in front of goal and the board’s opposition.

If we have any hopes of palming Ramirez off in the summer, our only chance now seems to rely on Marcel Brands giving the ok to a free transfer, providing Real are willing to reach an agreement with the flop over his £65,000-a-week wage and do not flounder anymore.