Date: 31st August 2018 at 3:29pm
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Sandro Ramirez’s will he, won’t he loan away from Everton came to pass late yesterday evening as he completed a move to La Liga side Real Sociedad.

It became apparent from the words of manager Marco Silva that it was the player himself who wanted the move away, presumably for greater game time, even though Silva made it clear he was in his plans and wanted him to stay – as shown by his choice for his shock midweek inclusion against Rotherham United in the EFL Cup even though from reports he was on the verge and possibly hours away from signing a deal in Spain.

Ultimately, he has now signed on at the club for the remainder of the 2018/19 campaign and the 23-year-old will return to us next summer.

Reaction was certainly mixed on social media.

Game time is understandable given recent years, so we just have to hope that if he does feature in Silva’s plans moving forward and he’s not replaced effectively in the next two windows, that the spell away benefits us as much as it does him and he can hit the ground running next pre-season and we go from there.