Date: 7th September 2019 at 9:01pm
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Sandro Ramirez joined Real Valladolid on a season-long loan in July, but his spell at the Estadio José Zorrilla hasn’t quite gone to plan. The 24-year-old has racked up just 12 minutes of playing time in all competitions for his new club and is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury.

Ramirez made his Albivioletas debut on the opening day of the Liga season, but it ended with him being withdrawn after 12 minutes. He was replaced by Ener Unal and hasn’t featured for Valladolid since, missing their 1-1 draw with Real Madrid (August 24) and 2-0 defeat to Levante (August 31).

The Spaniard has already been sidelined for three weeks, but Valladolid are hoping he’ll return in time to face Osasuna on September 15. Sandro will be desperate to stay injury-free for the remainder of the campaign, as he’s struggled for playing time in the last two years.

The 24-year-old managed 649 minutes at Everton (2017/18), 806 minutes at Sevilla (2017/18) and 1155 minutes at Real Sociedad (2018/19). A total of 2610 minutes which is the equivalent of 29 appearances over the last two seasons.

Sandro has scored just one goal in that time too, so he needs this latest loan spell to be successful to put himself in the shop window next summer. There’s no buying option with Valladolid.

Read Crippy Cooke’s previous article