According to the Daily Mail, Rafa Benitez has made a move to sign Everton striker Sandro Ramirez on loan until the end of the season.
The report states that we are now willing to pay a £2m loan fee to secure the Spanish U-21 international, as well as cover Sandro’s £100,000-a-week wages in full until the end of the season.
Sandro has struggled for game time on Merseyside since making a move from Malaga over the summer and it seems Allardyce will make him available for loan this month, with him playing just over 45 minutes of football since Big Sam took over.
Benitez was thought to be keen on a move for Sandro over the summer, so this one could make some sense. He’s done anything but set the Premier League alight so far, but the former Barcelona man is an undoubted talent and could kick-start his career in England if given a chance under Rafa.
Sandro is still just 22 but did bag an impressive 16 goals and 5 assists in La Liga last season, showing he does have an eye for goal despite his disappointing start with Everton.
Here’s what the Mail said on the potential deal:
“Newcastle have asked to take Everton striker Sandro Ramirez on loan.
“Rafa Benitez is willing to sanction a move that sees Newcastle pay a loan fee of around £2m plus the Spaniard’s £100,000 a week wages in full.
“The 22-year-old has interest from Spain in the shape of Sevilla and Real Betis though Everton manager Sam Allardyce is reluctant to sell Sandro as he believes he can still be a success in England.
“Benitez believes Sandro would benefit by playing off another striker and the fact he is Spanish can help his compatriot settle in quickly.”
Let us know your thoughts on this one folks – here’s him in action last season: