By Harvey Byrne
Everton are on the verge of their third summer signing after activating Malaga forward Sandro Ramirez’ buy-out clause, according to a report.
The Sun has detailed that the Toffees have activated the £5.2million clause which will allow them to sign the 21-year-old from the La Liga club.
It is also claimed that the Spaniard, who is currently with Spain for the Under-21 European Championships passed a medical in Merseyside with “flying colours” and has even agreed personal terms for the switch.
Ramirez was the standout star in the Malaga team which finished in 11th place in the last campaign.
He managed a return of 16 goals and five assists in 31 appearances in all competitions and it is likely that is what has caught the attention of the Toffees.
His likely signing would mark Everton’s third deal of the summer with Ronald Koeman already bringing in Jordan Pickford from Sunderland and Davy Klaassen from Ajax.
Football Insider verdict:
Ramirez would be an ideal signing for Everton this summer given his age and price. At £5.2million that is nothing for a Premier League club and at 21 he will only get better. Last season he showed that he has what it takes to be able to score at a high level and why defences in La Liga are noticeably weaker than they are in England, he will be hoping to continue his impressive run if he does move to the Toffees. With the reported seven-figure fee this deal could mark one of Everton’s most smartest pieces of business and a number of Premier League clubs should be envious.
In other Everton transfer news, this £40,000-a-week Toffees target has been allowed a summer move.