Everton flop Sandro Ramirez is wanted by four Spanish clubs including Real Valladolid but they have once condition.
When Romelu Lukaku left Everton, fans were aware that replacing such a colossal figure will be a daunting task. Right now, Dominic Calvert-Lewin is smashing goals left, right and centre but this hadn’t been the case back in 2017 during Ronald Koeman era. To replace the goal-scoring of Lukaku, Koeman brought four No.10’s and Sandro Ramirez. Roughly 3 years after Ramirez’s move to England, it is safe to say Everton’s £5 million have gone the drain.
Sandro Ramirez arrived from Malaga in 2017 with the hopes that he could replicate at least half of the goal-scoring tally of Romelu Lukaku. Ronald Koeman saw him as a major coup but soon the reality hit hard. The former La Masia product was nothing that he was promised to be. Soon he was put on the discard list and was sent out on loan, first at a six month loan spell at Sevilla followed by a season long loan at Real Sociedad.
Being a striker, you are expected to provide goals and lead the goal attack line. In 44 combined appearances for Sevilla and La Dea, Sandro Ramirez failed to notch a single goal. His next loan spell was at Real Valladolid. They say third time’s the charm as he finally broke his goal scoring duck during his third loan spell. At Real Valladolid, Sandro Ramirez scored 4 goals in 26 games.
He returned to Everton after his loan spell ended in Spain. Upon his arrival, Carlo Ancelotti conveyed it to him that the Spaniard is not in his plans. The 25 year old is free to sort his future elsewhere. To the Spaniard’s pleasing, he has suitors in Spain.
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According to Super Deporte (via Sport Witness), there are four Spanish clubs ready to offer Sandro Ramirez an escape route from England. However, there’s one condition: the Toffees must let him go on a free transfer.
So, in theory, Everton won’t get a single penny for his transfer but will still manage to save a handsome amount. Everton are desperate to get him off their wage bill as he pockets £70,000 a week. There were reports circulating that Everton may terminate his contract in order to lighten the wage bill.
Real Valladolid, SD Huesca, Elche and Eibar are all interested in Sandro Ramirez. Terminating the contract and letting him go for free will actually benefit the Merseysiders. Let’s dive into the mathematics of the operation. It is clear that the 25 year old is not going to feature for the Royal Blues. Not playing him and paying him £70,000 a week doesn’t make a lot of sense.
If Everton cancels his contract, they’ll save up to £3.4 million in wages alone which I see it as a big saving which can be further invested in other players.