Everton transfer news: Gonzalez claims Ramirez wants to return

By Laura O'Leary

18th Dec, 2017 | 2:13pm

'I'm hopeful' – Euro manager reveals Everton ace 'wants' to move after reported bid

Malaga manager Michel Gonzalez has shared that he believes Everton’s Sandro Ramirez wants to play for his club again.

In his press conference for the game against Real Betis, as quoted by Football Espana, Gonzalez revealed that he was hopeful a deal to bring Ramirez back to the club could be reached.

“I’m hopeful, players play where they want, and I think Sandro wants to come and play for Malaga again,” said the Malaga boss.

“From there, everything is subjective and depends on certain situations and negotiations.”

The Daily Mirror claimed via their transfer blog on Wednesday [4:39PM] that Malaga had made a bid to sign Ramirez on loan, with the only stumbling block for the deal being the striker’s long contract.

The striker is contracted to Everton until 2021 after only joining in the summer from Malaga.

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Football Insider Verdict

Ramirez has struggled to fit in at Everton, and it looks best for all parties if he makes a January exit. Sam Allardyce has openly revealed that he was analysing his squad and clearing those not needed, and Ramirez is probably in that category. Allardyce has been linked to several strikers ahead of the January transfer window, and a new arrival will just knock Ramirez further down the pecking order. With Malaga’s manager openly revealing his interest, a quick deal looks on the cards. If Ramirez’s exit can be sealed close to the window opening, it’s one less thing for Everton to deal with as they look to make signings.

In other Everton news, Allardyce has revealed what his side need to do in order to beat Swansea City.

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