Date: 2nd May 2019 at 6:40pm
Written by: Dwayne Gavan

Sandro Ramirez is expected to leave Everton this summer after struggling for form and playing time at Goodison Park. Phil Kirkbride of the Liverpool Echo said in April that he’s likely to be moved on. The 23-year-old was signed from Malaga in 2017 but made just three Premier League starts in his debut season before Everton loaned him out to Real Sociedad last summer.

Sociedad have a buying option for Sandro, with the idea being to turn his loan move permanent at the end of the season, but that doesn’t appear likely now as he’s been underwhelming back in Spain. The centre-forward has failed to score or make an assist in 26 appearances for Sociedad, and reports revealed they nearly cut his loan short in January.

If Everton can’t sell the striker this summer, they won’t save £6.8m in wages over the next two years and will miss out on a transfer fee – Sandro’s market value is £5.40m with Transfermarkt and between £6m-£8.6m with CIES. Everton paid £5.3m for the Spaniard’s signature, but it‘s hard to see them getting that figure back given his poor form.

Nevertheless, the Toffees look set to miss out on more than £10m as Sociedad aren’t expected to trigger his buying option.

Read Crippy Cooke’s previous article