Everton striker set for January exit



Everton hitman Sandro Ramirez could reportedly be set to depart the club in January, despite having only arrived from Malaga during the summer.

Talented youngster

Sandro, a 22-year-old Spanish youth international, had been tipped as one of La Liga’s brightest prospects before his move to Goodison Park, having graduated from Barcelona’s famed La Masia youth academy to eventually link up with the Blaugrana’s first team in 2014.

However, limited chances were forthcoming for the youngster at the Camp Nou, with Sandro eventually departing Catalonia for Liga rivals Malaga last summer.

And the striker impressed during his solitary campaign at the Rosaleda, notching 14 goals and 3 assists in 31 La Liga appearances.

Struggles

A number of clubs were said to have contacted Malaga regarding Sandro during the summer, with Everton eventually securing his signature for a surprisingly low fee of just £5.2 million.

However, things have not exactly gone according to plan for the Spaniard on Merseyside, with Sandro having managed just 3 Premier League starts to this point in the campaign, and just 22 total minutes in the English top-flight since the middle of September.

His only goal for the Toffees to this point came during a 5-1 drubbing at the hands of Atalanta in the Europa League last week.

On the move?

Unsurprisingly, Sandro’s poor form has led to links with an imminent exit from Goodison Park, with La Liga high-flyers Valencia said to be readying a swoop to bring the attacker back to Spain.

Los Che reportedly hope to lure Sandro to the Mestalla on loan in January, with a view to making his move permanent in the summer.

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