In Focus: Newcastle United a better option than Spurs for Sandro Ramirez

According to Spanish outlet SportNewcastle United and Southampton have joined Tottenham Hotspur as interested parties in Malaga forward Sandro Ramirez.

What’s the word?

Well, the report claims that while Spurs have reportedly tracked the former Barcelona youngster over the last few years, both the Saints and the Magpies are casting keen eyes over his situation.

The 21-year-old, who is valued at £6.8m by transfermart.com, is enjoying a wonderful season with La Rosaleda, notching 15 league goals on the Costa del Sol after leaving the Camp Nou in the summer.

It’s thought the Spaniard is almost certain to leave the Andalusian outfit this summer and his agent’s phone has reportedly not stopped ringing as a result of his prolific form.

He’s believed to have a €6m release clause in his deal, a fee which roughly equates to £5m.

What could he bring?

Having graduated from the famed La Masia academy, Sandro boasts the sort of technical ability you’d expect from one of their graduates. While he struggled to truly impose himself on the Blaugrana’s first-team last year during Lionel Messi’s injury, his season in Malaga has shown what a lethal finisher and clever marksman he is.

For Tottenham, he’d be a wonderful supplement for Harry Kane. He’s been touted as a target on Hotspur Way for months, though is probably too good to operate as a second choice.

With Newcastle promoted to the Premier League, the Magpies would be a wonderful platform for Sandro Ramirez. The Magpies adore a prolific centre-forward and Sandro is certainly a palpable goal threat.