Date: 4th July 2019 at 10:43am
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Sandro Ramirez joined Real Valladolid on a season-long loan and sporting director Miguel Ángel Gómez revealed in a recent interview (h/t Sport Witness) if the deal contained a “purchase option”.

Gomez said: “There is no purchase option in the transfer. Everton have been a gentlemanly club in the negotiations, and their behaviour with us is totally satisfactory.

“It opens a way for future negotiations. Salary is a confidential issue, but Everton have behaved quite well with us. We would like to own Sandro, but due to its characteristics it was very difficult.”

The £65k-per-week Everton man has no future at Goodison Park after struggling for form and playing time, but the Toffees haven’t had much success permanently offloading the striker.

Sandro has now been loaned out three times in the last two years – Sevilla (July 3, 2017 – January 30, 2018), Real Sociedad (August 30, 2018 – June 30, 2019) and has only scored one goal in all competitions since May 2017.

Everton don’t want or need him in the squad, but no suitor appears willing to lodge a bid. Sociedad didn’t want to turn Sandro’s loan deal permanent and nearly cancelled his loan in January.

The Spaniard only set Everton back £5.25m in 2017 but his £3.4m-a-year wages may be putting clubs off, let alone his woeful form over the last two years.

If Sandro can impress at Valladolid, he might put himself in the shop window, but Everton shouldn’t hold their breath. The Toffees might have to settle for just cutting their losses next summer.

Read Crippy Cooke’s previous article