Sandro Ramirez was on target as Spain secured a place in the semi-finals of the European U21 Championships in Poland.
The Everton transfer prospect fired home in his side's 3-1 win over Portugal in Gydnia, converting a cross from Blues winger and U21s captain, Gerard Deulofeu.
The goal put Spain 2-0 ahead, a lightning fast break down Spain's right, with Deulofeu getting his head up to deliver a low cross which Sandro swept home first-time inside the near post. A touch of class from the man expected to clinch a £5.2m switch to Goodison in the coming days.
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1 Posted 20/06/2017 at 20:23:08
2 Posted 20/06/2017 at 20:42:54
Sandro has been off the pace, like last time. I think he enjoys playing a little deeper and he can't do this with this team.
There are some really superb attacking players on both sides. Asensio will be some player.
3 Posted 20/06/2017 at 20:49:23
And he's almost gifted Portugal a goal.
4 Posted 20/06/2017 at 20:57:50
5 Posted 20/06/2017 at 21:08:26
Ooops... spoke too soon...Sandro has just gone into the box and scored from a Deulofeu cross.
6 Posted 20/06/2017 at 21:08:37
7 Posted 20/06/2017 at 21:08:46
8 Posted 20/06/2017 at 21:09:29
9 Posted 20/06/2017 at 21:11:13
10 Posted 20/06/2017 at 21:18:27
11 Posted 20/06/2017 at 21:35:51
Give Geri the chance to play some regular Football! Surely it says something if Milan and Barça want him back but he's not good enough for Everton?
Maybe I'm missing something...?
12 Posted 20/06/2017 at 22:47:17
Let's hope that Sandro completes his move to us soon.
13 Posted 20/06/2017 at 23:10:04
The fact is, he's had chances under two Everton managers, so maybe he's just not cut out for the Premier league. But imo this isn't true, I do feel he is lazy, I do feel he let's himself down, but he's 23 which is still young, and if it were up to me, I'd keep him.
If, like suggested in the press, the bid from Barça is imminent then we can't do nothing about it, but I do think in the next few years he will be spoken about on here time and time again as a top class player we allowed to slip through our net.
Anyways onto Sandro, and I really hope we get this lad. He looked good tonight, he worked hard, looked physical and played ahead of some really talented forwards; at his current price we are stealing him.
I have a sneeky feeling he's not too keen on coming though or I'd guess the deal would already be in place.
Hopefully he doesn't play great in this tourney and his options are limited.
14 Posted 20/06/2017 at 23:44:08
We've had one clip on Twitter of him in the Titanic Hotel and that is it apart from here say!!
We're talking about a guy like he play's for us but he hasn't even signed yet, or has he?
It could be very embarrassing if he does a Manuel Fernandes after all this press attention linking him with us!!
15 Posted 21/06/2017 at 06:20:11
You can say that Geri is inconsistent/lazy/no end product but the majority of wingers are. Mirallas, Bolasie & Lennon can all sit under the same accusations yet get given far more leeway.
Towards the back end of last season we had a young centre forward on the wing who is clearly not ready for the first team whilst Geri was performing in Milan enough for Barca to go "We may have to bring him back lads".
Just let that sink in Barca & Milan. Two of Europes biggest clubs & Gary from Huyton* is banging the "crap him" drum as loudly as ever.
Koeman has a flaw gents & it is producing/tolerating attacking players. His philosophy may well benefit us short term, but not before 3 of Europe's best Under-23s are thriving elsewhere!
*Appologies to any Gary's from Huyton who don't share this view.
16 Posted 21/06/2017 at 07:15:25
The rumours I've seen suggest that Ronald Koeman wants to keep him but that Barcelona are exercising their "buy-back" right under the original contract.
If someone else knows otherwise, please correct me.
17 Posted 21/06/2017 at 08:01:24
I agree. He may not be ready yet for the first team but it might be interesting to see how he performs as a centre-forward which I assume is his preferred position.
18 Posted 21/06/2017 at 08:06:00
19 Posted 21/06/2017 at 08:38:03
Yeah, seems you're missing something mate. He's had ample time to show his quality with the Toffees. The reason Milan want him is because he suits their softer league and the reason Barça want him is because they can make 10 million selling him to the Italian league.
Good player, but not Premier League ready. Had the arsehole at the start of the season on my fantasy team thinking Koeman could elevate him (fuck you too, Mirallas I lost by 5 points lol).
Hope we get this Sandro lad, he looks the business. Still think there will be a big unveiling of a superstar... I'd love Aguero, but maybe all this transfer talk has got me chasing waterfalls, who knows?
What do them Spurs wankers say? To dare is to do? To dream is to dare? He who dares, Rodders, he who dares... who gives a shit? It's working for them arseholes, so why can't it work for us?
We're fucking back. Fuck the soon to be ex-top 6.
21 Posted 21/06/2017 at 08:43:59
22 Posted 21/06/2017 at 10:17:48
Hope he does sign though, looks useful.
23 Posted 21/06/2017 at 16:17:05
24 Posted 21/06/2017 at 20:59:20
If Koeman wanted him then he'd of stayed last season. He'd also be reassuring him that he is part of his plans and therefore should not return to the Barcelona bench.
He's as non-committal on Geri as he is Barkley. Both are match winners on their day but lack defensive nous. Personally, I believe it is one major flaw of our manager.
I was referring to Calvert-Lewin, yes. I think most would surely agree he was underwhelming and currently offered little.
Your point on him playing out of position only serves to highlight mine, surely? Why send a Spanish International winger on loan and rely on a young lad playing out of position?
25 Posted 22/06/2017 at 08:36:58
Come on you blues let's have some more!
26 Posted 22/06/2017 at 08:45:25
Del is a player who will improve with better player's around him, unlike some.
27 Posted 22/06/2017 at 11:22:05
28 Posted 23/06/2017 at 07:50:54
Sandro looks like a steal at the moment, let's see when it's eventually completed.
29 Posted 23/06/2017 at 08:28:01
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