When asked to identify a stark example of Everton’s poor summer signings, many supporters will undoubtedly point to striker Sandro Ramirez.
The 22-year-old Spanish frontman was signed from Malaga with lofty expectations, yet looked completely out of sorts during his time at Goodison Park and was swiftly sent on loan to Sevilla in January.
In a mere 13 appearances for the Toffees, Sandro scored just a solitary goal, coming in the 5-1 Europe League defeat at the hands of Atalanta.
But his loan move to Sevilla has perhaps been even worse, with one startling statistic encapsulating Sandro’s terrible contributions to the team.
In every single match the Everton loanee has started for Sevilla, the club has failed to win. Even worse, he has only been on the winning side for three out of his twelve appearances; a quite abysmal record.
And in another despondent statistic, the forward has yet to register a goal for the Spanish club, recording just two assists along the way.
These dreadful loan figures reveal how foolish it was for Everton to sign the forward in the summer. If a striker can’t score and barely creates goals, what good are they to a club?
It seems that Sandro is destined to depart Goodison Park in the summer without ever registering a goal for the Toffees. His struggles have followed him on loan to Spain, even in the league in which he flourished in for Malaga in 2016/17.
The signing of the Spanish U-21 international sums up Everton’s haphazard summer transfer window, in which a plethora of players were signed with little strategy in mind.
The club must prioritise quality over quantity this offseason, in order to avoid costly transfer errors such as the misfiring Sandro Ramirez.