Everton could finally offload one of their worst ever signings of recent times – if reports are to be believed…
According to Mundo Deportivo (via Sport Witness), Toffees outcast Sandro Ramirez is attracting interest from Spain and Portugal this summer with La Liga outfit SD Eibar already making contact over a potential move.
It’s claimed that Carlo Ancelotti sees no future for the 25-year-old at Goodison Park and wants to get rid of him this summer as he enters the final year of his contract.
Elche, loan club Valladolid and both Braga and Sporting are also keen on signing him.
The Merseysiders signed Sandro from Malaga in 2017 after they paid his €6m (£5.3m) release clause and it’s safe to say it’s been quite the nightmare.
He’s gone on to play just 16 times in three years, scoring one goal, which is quite the waste given he’s also on wages believed to be around £65k-per-week, meaning the club have blown around £16m in total.
That’s basically £1m spent per appearance in the blue jersey.
The Spaniard has been out on loan three times during the past three seasons where he failed to score for either Sevilla or Real Sociedad and only managed to deliver four goals for Valladolid this term, via Transfermarkt.
No wonder Ancelotti wants nothing to do with him.
Sandro’s time at Goodison pretty much sums up how poor of a recruiter Steve Walsh was, so it’s no surprise to see him long gone from these parts.
That summer, Walsh spent over £150m but by Christmas, they were at the wrong end of the Premier League table and out of all cup competitions – and to this day, they are still rueing his decisions.
Yannick Bolasie, Cenk Tosun and Gylfi Sigurdsson are all still taking up hefty chunks of the wage bill.
What Everton can recoup in a Sandro sale this summer will be a bonus, if anything at all.
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