Reports on Merseyside claim Sandro Ramirez could be set for an early exit from Everton after becoming frustrated by his lack of first team opportunities and NUFC may just look to step in – with it being well documented that Benitez was interest in the Spanish U-21 international over the summer.
The former Barcelona man had a £5.2m release clause at Malaga and the Chronicle reported over the summer that Newcastle lost out on their man after ‘baulkin’g at his wage demands- with Everton stepping in to seal the deal instead.
Having arrived on the back of a 16 goal, 5 assist season in Spain, the 22-year-old has been handed less than 20 minutes game time in the Premier League over the past two months and is said to be considering his options in a bid for some much needed first-team football – and Rafa might just be ready to hand him a lifeline..
This was written on the Chronicle’s website recently, confirming that Benitez was a ‘big fan’, suggesting he could go back in for him in January:
“Newcastle United were big fans of Spanish striker Sandro Ramirez but Everton beat them to his signature for just £5 million. However he’s barely played for The Toffees and several reports have emerged that Everton may let him leave with Valencia leading the way.
“Reports in Spain suggest that Valencia would struggle to pay his wages. Could Newcastle go back in?”
He’s clearly not impressed as some may have expected he would, but he’s an undoubted talent and has been praised for workhorse like style up front whenever given his chance – making his lack of opportunities slightly baffling given Everton’s early struggles.
With us desperately short on attacking flair and likely to be limited financially in January, a loan move may make sense?
Here’s a clip of him in action at Malaga last season.