Everton’s move to sign talented Argentine midfielder Santiago Sosa is near collapse, according to reports in his homeland.
La Pagina Millonaria is suggesting that an initial application for a UK work permit has been denied for the Argentine under-20 international.
The same publication previously reported that Sosa hoped to acquire an EU passport to make a deal happen. However, the latest suggestion is that despite meeting the requirements he does not have the documentation necessary.
This is also reported by another Argentine source, TyC Sports. They suggest the application for Everton to sign Sosa is ‘more than complicated’. An alternative of signing him and leaving him out on loan is mentioned, but it remains to be seen if Everton would be interested in such a strategy.
As reported by Ole last week, Everton have agreed a £13 million fee with River Plate for the player. The Argentine giants need the money, so will be doing all they can as well to push a deal through.
Everton, meanwhile, do have an option to appeal. However, considering Sosa’s inexperience at both club and international level, a signing looks unlikely without that elusive EU passport.