Date: 3rd January 2018 at 7:05pm
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Newcastle United should be front of the queue if Premier League rivals Everton allow Sandro Ramirez to depart the club just months after his arrival.

The Spanish forward has not had the desired effect at Goodison Park since signing in a £5.2million deal from Malaga over the summer, with just a solitary goal to his name from his 15 appearances.

He has been in and out of the first team squad this season, with just five starts under his belt, and has been completely absent from the match day squad for the Toffees’ last two fixtures.

With the January window opening at the turn of the new year, the Daily Mail is reporting that Spanish sides Sevilla and Valencia are keen on taking the 22-year-old back to La Liga, with a potential loan deal mooted.

However Newcastle, who were registered with a firm interest in the Spanish under-21 international just before the start of the summer transfer market by Malaga Hoy, must reignite their interest and lead the charge for his signing, despite having proved a flop so far in England’s top flight.

The Magpies themselves have struggled for attacking threat this season, with Dwight Gayle and Joselu netting just three times each, and Rafael Benitez will be desperate to add some reinforcements to his ranks.

The former Barcelona striker, who made 32 appearances for the Catalan giants, has proven throughout his career that he knows where the back of the net is.

It was the 16 goals in 31 outings for Malaga which convinced Everton to plump for his signing, but with the Toffees turbulent start to the campaign he will have found it hard to settle – something that could well differ on Tyneside as a result of the growing Spanish contingent under Benitez.

As such, Newcastle must make a move, whether a loan or permanent capture, to rescue him from his ordeal on Merseyside, and give him the chance to prove he has what it takes to succeed in England.

In other Newcastle United transfer news, it has been confirmed that the club have held talks over the temporary exit of a struggling attacker.

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