In Focus: Sandro Ramirez could have been a big hit at Everton

As reported by The Sun, Everton forward Sandro Ramirez has ruled out a return to Goodison Park next season, believing loan club Sevilla is exactly where he wants to be.

What’s the story?

Ramirez was a much-hyped arrival from Malaga last summer after an impressive 2016/17 season in La Liga, but failed to settle at Goodison Park before moving to Sevilla on loan in the January transfer window.

Now it seems he’ll be looking to stay there, despite only being at the club for two weeks.

As quoted by The Sun, the 22-year-old said: “I’ve been here two weeks and I want to continue next season at Sevilla. I’m really where I want to be.”

Of course, it won’t be completely up to the player where he ends up, but it certainly appears that forward does not want to make the move back to Merseyside come the end of the season.

Rated at £9m by Transfermarkt, the Toffees may at least make a profit on his spell at the club, having reportedly bought him for a budget £5.2m.

What could have been?

With a football education at Barcelona and a decent scoring pedigree in Spain, the failure of Sandro Ramirez to make an impact at Everton will be seen as a disappointment to supporters.

Last season he scored 16 goals and provided 5 assists in all competitions for Malaga, the kind of attacking contribution that should have made him a hit at Goodison Park.

The player never really got the opportunity to player regularly, starting two matches in a row just once during his spell at the Toffees.

Was that a failure of the player or of the management?

We may never know, but a player who could have been a success at the club appears to have slipped through their fingers.