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Everton flop Sandro Ramirez’s abysmal loan spell summed up by startling statistic

The forward’s miserable form has continued in Spain.

Max Cohen

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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.

Max is a journalist studying at the University of Pennsylvania. Max specialises in English football and co-hosts a weekly podcast. He is also a politics reporter and deputy news editor for The Daily Pennsylvanian.

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Wilmar Barrios would be best joining Everton this summer

The Colombian stood out at the World Cup but Tottenham are also keen.

Mathew Nash

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Everton are the latest club being linked with a move for Boca Juniors midfielder Wilmar Barrios. The 24-year-old, who is also being courted by Tottenham Hotspur, has just come off the back of an excellent World Cup. TyC Sport are now suggesting that Everton would like to snap him up.

Barrios has a release clause of €18 million (£15.9m) and Everton are seemingly ready to test his resolve to remain in Argentina until the new year.

He showed at the tournament in Russia that he is ready for a move to Europe. Landing a headbutt on Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson will surely only help him win over fans at Goodison Park should he make the move.

But Tottenham’s interest has been in the pipeline for much longer. Everton will likely have a fight on trying to convince Barrios to head their way and ignore the interest from North London.

However, Barrios might be better off heading to Everton.

Why?

He is far more likely to get regular football at Everton. Central midfield is a problem area for the Toffees.

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Morgan Schneiderlin is universally unpopular with the Everton fans. James McCarthy is injured. Mo Besic, it seems, is up for grabs. The options in midfield for Everton are not as plentiful as they once were. Some youngsters, such as Tom Davies and Callum Connolly are coming through, but Everton still need to improve the middle of the park and Barrios partnered with Idrissa Gana Gueye could prove formidable.

Tottenham, on the other hand, have the likes of Victor Wanyama, Mousa Dembele, Eric Dier, Moussa Sissoko and Harry Winks all vying for the midfield places.

Barrios would be better off at Everton where he can get his feet down and running as soon as possible.

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Jordan Pickford must bring his superb World Cup form back to Goodison Park

The 24-year-old was a stand-out performer in Russia.

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After winning out on the battle to be England’s number one at the World Cup, Jordan Pickford lit up England’s World Cup run with stunning saves and match-winning performances.

Now, the 24-year-old faces a critical campaign at Everton and must continue his bright form in the Premier League. 

Undoubtedly the Tofees’ best performer last year, Pickford can make a case to become one of the best keepers in the world under the management of Marco Silva.

Signed from Sunderland in 2017, he  became the most expensive English goalkeeper ever, but at times struggled to fulfil his sky-high potential at Goodison Park.

Although Pickford was constantly one of Everton’s brightest stars, offering consistency in a troubled season, he was occasionally prone to rash decisions.

But, in Russia, the Englishman truly brought his career to the next level with superb outings on the world’s biggest stage. The Colombia match will long live in the memory, with his penalty shootout heroics preceded by an excellent stop in the dying minutes of normal time.

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The 24-year-old’s heroics drew the plaudits of England’s 1966 World Cup winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks, who tipped Pickford to be England’s number one for the foreseeable future.

“I thought he played really well. I was quite surprised, when you think he is quite young. I am sure the manager will pick him for the next few games. If he keeps playing as he has done he will stay with that job, definitely.”

All together, his tournament led to impassioned calls for him to be awarded the Golden Glove, and rightfully so.

Jordan Pickford can now be considered one of the best young goalkeepers in the world, and under Marco Silva he must bring his exquisite England form to the domestic front.

With a world-class goalkeeper between the sticks, the Toffees’ chances of making a push for the European places suddenly look a lot more realistic.

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Everton news round-up: Zaha stays, Klaassen to Besiktas unlikely and Lascelles not interested

All the latest news and gossip from Everton.

Mathew Nash

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Zaha not for sale

Everton have been linked with a move for Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha recently, along with a host of other clubs.

The Ivorian has recently rejected a new deal at Selhurst Park which sparked an apparent increase in the interest.

But his manager Roy Hodgson has made it clear, no deal will be going ahead.

The Eagles boss says Zaha is simply not for sale. As reported by the Liverpool Echo, the £70 million player will stay with Palace ‘for the next four years’, the length of his current contract.

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Tosun on Klaassen

Davy Klaassen has been linked with an Everton exit all summer, after a poor debut campaign at Goodison Park.

The Dutchman, who joined for £23.6 million last summer, has struggled on Merseyside.

One team who have been heavily linked with a move for the player are Turkish side Besiktas. But current Everton striker Cenk Tosun has made it clear that deal won’t happen.

He told Sabah that Klaassen was not keen on a move to the Turkish Super Lig.

Lascelles no-go

Everton have recently been linked with a move for Jamaal Lascelles but that now seems to be a no-go. The £25m-rated defender has no interest in leaving his current club.

According to The Times, the 24-year-old is happy at St James’ Park and settled in the area. He enjoys playing for Rafa Benitez and captaining the side.

Everton, along with West Ham United, will, therefore, need to identify a new centre-back target.

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