Everton’s asking price for misfit forward Sandro Ramirez has been revealed by his current loan club and it appears a price they are unwilling to pay.
The Spanish attacker has finally started to find some form after joining Real Valladolid on loan in the summer. It comes after previous stints at Sevilla and Real Sociedad where the 24-year-old failed to find the back of the net.
But after a more productive 2019-20 the La Liga side, owned by former Brazilian striker Ronaldo, would like to keep Sandro on.
“Sandro belongs to Everton, and you have already seen published that they intend to transfer him for around 5-6 million (£4.4m-£5.3m).
“Those are figures that Real Valladolid cannot afford, the boy is tremendously committed to the team; he is very happy here in Valladolid and managed to break his bad streak.”
Everton snapped up the former Barcelona talent from Malaga in a what looked like a bargain £5.25 million deal (Sky Sports) in 2017. It looked like a potential Steve Walsh masterstroke from the former Everton director of football. However, Ramirez struggled for first-team football under Ronald Koeman, David Unsworth, and Sam Allardyce.
Marco Silva confirmed to Sky Sports last summer that he wanted to keep the Spaniard but Ramirez made the move to Spain regardless, seeing no potential first-team future at Goodison Park.
Everton may certainly want to reassess their valuation of the player, considering the current global health crisis and the potential cost of keeping his salary on the books.
If not, then it might be time to reintegrate him into the first-team picture under new management in Carlo Ancelotti and see if he can still turn out to be the revelation Walsh hoped he would at Goodison Park.