Everton striker Sandro Ramirez has informed his agent to tell Spanish side Sevilla that they are his preferred choice despite a hunt from Newcastle United, according to a journalist.
Freelance writer Paul Brown, who reports for the Daily Star and the Sunday Express, has claimed on his personal Twitter account that the Toffees’ summer signing is looking for a way out of Goodison Park after failing to impress during the first half of the season, and that a return to La Liga is his top destination.
— Paul Brown (@pbsportswriter) January 25, 2018
The Daily Mail have claimed during the January window that Everton’s Premier League rivals Newcastle were keen on taking the 22-year-old to Tyneside on loan, and that manager Rafael Benitez was willing to pay the striker’s £100,000-a-week wages in full.
However, while Sandro, who has scored one goal in 15 appearances this season, appears to have emphatically snubbed the Magpies for a move to Sevilla, he may miss out on returning home with Spanish side reportedly favouring a swoop for Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi.
Football Insider verdict
Despite having struggled in England with the Merseyside club, Rafa Benitez seemed to be willing to give his fellow countryman another chance with a temporary move to St James’ Park. However, whether that offer is still on the table after what appears to be a snub in favour of Sevilla remains to be seen. It is understandable he wants to return home to what he knows but to become a top player you need to be pushing yourself to the very limits. If his mind is not on succeeding in England, then Newcastle will have avoided what could have been an awkward situation for the second half of the season. However if he really wants to prove himself, then moving to the north east could kickstart his career in the Premier League.
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