By Danny Wright
Everton fans have taken to Twitter to share their delight after it was reported that Sandro Ramirez has completed his move to Goodison Park.
Sky Sports reported on Sunday that the 21-year-old striker has agreed terms to a five-year deal after his £5.25million release clause at Malaga was activated by the Toffees, who have proved ruthless with their early transfer business.
Ramirez is understood to be Ronald Koeman’s fourth summer recruit, following in the foot steps of Jordan Pickford, Davy Klaassen and Henry Onyekuru as Everton’s spending surpasses the £60million mark.
The Spanish striker only moved to Malaga last year, after he was released from his contract at Barcelona where he developed his game in their academy.
After a stunning season in La Liga in 2016/17 which saw him score 14 goals in 30 appearances, Koeman has been clearly left impressed by his ability in front of goal and most of the Goodison Park faithful regard the £5.25million fee as a relative steal.
Here is a selection of the supporters’ reactions on Twitter:
Arouna Koné to Sandro Ramirez.
If you want an example of how #EFC are improving, take a look at the difference in who wears the number 9!
— David Downie (@daviddownie17) July 2, 2017
— simon trampnow (@trampy69) July 2, 2017
Is it just me, or does Sandro Ramirez remind you of Martinez? #Efc
— Middleton 1878 ???? (@Middleton2010) July 2, 2017
He is buying a legitimate spine. Pickford, Keane ( hopefully to come) klassen and now Ramirez. #EFC doing their business nice and early ????
— Nathan Wildman (@wesbo15) July 2, 2017
— Marvin Rice (@MarvRice) July 2, 2017
Three cheers for Ramirez #efc
— Matthew Allen (@MattyOnTour) July 2, 2017
Sandro Ramirez Everton's no 9 !! Just know this guy will be immense for the blues
— Steve (@Everton7509) July 2, 2017
Made up with Sandro Ramirez, steal for £5.2m #COYB
— Tom Parker (@TomEfc96) July 2, 2017
There’s no doubt that there is a huge sense of excitement among the Evertonians ahead of next season, which will see the Toffees to return to Europe as they compete in the Europa League.
Everton’s first match of the upcoming Premier League season is against Stoke at Goodison Park on August 12.