Malaga have tabled a bid to sign Everton forward Sandro Ramirez on loan, according to a report.
The Mirror claimed in their live transfer blog on Wednesday [04:39PM] that Malaga have launched an effort to re-sign Sandro, 22, when the January transfer window opens next month.
Sandro joined the Toffees from the La Liga club in the summer for a fee worth £5million but it is understood that he is now fearing he will struggle for first-team football under Sam Allardyce.
The Spanish forward has found it tough to settle into life in the Premier League and is yet to score a single goal in domestic contests.
Across all competitions, Sandro has made 13 appearances and scored one goal, which came in the 5-1 Europa League defeat to Atalanta.
The Mirror reports that European club Malaga are hopeful that they can reach a deal to sign Sandro but it is said that the length of his contract at Goodison Park could prove to be a stumbling block.
Football Insider verdict
The majority of Ronald Koeman’s summer buys have really struggled to settle down into life in England and Sandro certain fits that description. The Spaniard is yet to score against an English side and has been completely left out of Allardyce’s plans since he arrived on Merseyside. Sandro only cost £5million in the summer, which was a bit of a steal, so it is a good job that the fee was so low considering how badly he has flopped. Oumar Niasse and Dominic Calvert-Lewin have emerged as the Toffees’ go-to strikers over Sandro, who should really be moved on. A loan deal isn’t ideal but maybe if the Blues can try to sell him off for the same price they signed him for then at least they will have broken even.