According to The Mirror, the management team have been given the go-ahead to start negotiations with the 21-year-old former Barcelona man and could secure him for as little as £5m.
Malaga have agreed to honour a clause in Sandro's contract that allows him to leave that amount but a report in Spain suggests that Sevilla already have an outline agreement in place with the player and could be in pole position if he prefers to stay in La Liga.
Original Source: The Mirror
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1 Posted 10/05/2017 at 07:44:35
2 Posted 10/05/2017 at 08:08:02
With quality players, the normal pattern is, we identify and pursue a target. It's reported, then a period of quiet. Next time it's mentioned, we are listed but now with one or more of the "Big Six" also linked.
Another lull then the next round of rumours cite one or more of you-know-who, but without mention of Everton... etc.
Can we read anything into this?
3 Posted 10/05/2017 at 08:10:37
4 Posted 10/05/2017 at 08:12:15
5 Posted 10/05/2017 at 08:33:21
I have watched him numerous times. He's hard working, a real team player and a proven goalscorer. In fact, I'd go as far as saying his goals have almost single-handedly pulled Malaga out of the relegation zone into virtual mid-career safety in La Liga.
He would make a massive difference to our squad and is the type of signing that could convince others such as Rom and Ross to rethink any plans to leave this summer.
6 Posted 10/05/2017 at 08:46:36
7 Posted 10/05/2017 at 08:54:40
8 Posted 10/05/2017 at 09:02:25
9 Posted 10/05/2017 at 09:04:55
10 Posted 10/05/2017 at 09:08:43
Problem is, at €5 mil it's a no-brainer for every manager in the Premier League who reads this news in a paper or on a website.
11 Posted 10/05/2017 at 09:09:28
As for the player the reported £5m is a ridiculous steal (considering we supposedly offered twice as much for Belfodil).
He's relatively quick, possesses very good positioning skills and vision, plus an exemplary work-rate. He's great at taking free kicks too, having already scored 5 from dead ball situations this season. Not prolific in the air at all though and signing him would only make sense if Koeman intends on playing two up front next season, if you ask me.
It's most likely he'll stay in Spain, though, with Sevilla, Atletico or Valencia the most likely destinations.
12 Posted 10/05/2017 at 09:15:07
13 Posted 10/05/2017 at 09:26:57
14 Posted 10/05/2017 at 09:32:37
15 Posted 10/05/2017 at 10:12:25
16 Posted 10/05/2017 at 11:49:15
17 Posted 10/05/2017 at 12:37:45
As you were. Nothing but fresh bullshit to see here.
18 Posted 10/05/2017 at 12:47:17
Not a striker but only if we could get Isco not a chance I know but he is what we need.
19 Posted 10/05/2017 at 14:28:17
The fact is, I believe that this is just another rumour one of many that will circulate until the summer window opens when rumours become facts. If his talents are as good as reports say, we will be up against the big money brigade for his services with an inevitable outcome.
20 Posted 10/05/2017 at 15:03:52
The reason he is available for £5m is that is the release clause in his contract, nothing the selling club can do with regards to the value.
Whether or not we'll get him is up for debate and it looks trickier now Sevilla and Dortmund are being mentioned as potential suitors, but we will wait and see...
21 Posted 10/05/2017 at 16:46:34
Put a bid in to trigger talks with the player and get it signed asap so he can join on 1st July.
22 Posted 10/05/2017 at 16:53:10
What read "Lucas Perez" in 2016 now reads "Sandro" – though may as well be "Sandra". There's 4 months of this to go ... can you handle it?
23 Posted 10/05/2017 at 17:22:28
Suspect we'll spend the next three months getting ourselves all aroused at the thought of signing these 'big' names, only to find ourselves with brewer's droop when the new season kicks off. Forgive the cynicism gents, borne of bitter experience.
24 Posted 10/05/2017 at 17:24:43
25 Posted 10/05/2017 at 17:50:55
Personally, I'd prefer to go for more astute signings and for our statement to be claiming 4th next season.
26 Posted 10/05/2017 at 18:34:29
27 Posted 10/05/2017 at 20:10:28
Man City's signing of Robinho had a massively positive effect on their side and reputation around the world. It signaled them as players with the big boys. Many articles have been written about it more recently where the common knowledge at the time of him being a failure was in fact far more positive as it led to their ability to attract players that would previously never consider them.
James Rodriguez is a very talented player and known around the world. That is the type of player that we should be going for if this new ownership does in fact have any real ambition. Not the likes of Bolasie.
28 Posted 10/05/2017 at 21:27:23
29 Posted 10/05/2017 at 22:04:09
30 Posted 10/05/2017 at 23:38:12
31 Posted 11/05/2017 at 09:33:46
Only 18 months ago, Russia's 'Player of the Year ' was described as such and just reflect on what a bargain he proved to be!
32 Posted 11/05/2017 at 19:11:34
33 Posted 11/05/2017 at 23:38:52
Wrap it up before he's snapped up by our neighbours and we are left with Kone and Niasse leading our attack!!
34 Posted 12/05/2017 at 07:41:34
35 Posted 12/05/2017 at 13:07:15
"The problem here is his agent, who has been pre-agreeing personal terms with nearly every club interested, including Ronald Koeman's Everton, making life difficult for his client.
Sandro is said to be ‘getting tired' of his agent's behaviour, and everyone else involved, including Malaga, would like to know, sooner rather than later, where he will be going."
I believe this is the same agent that Kenwright is chummy with; it's the normal mess.
Everton generally appear to be very amateurish in the transfer market; it's a sad reflection on the luvvie and spiv that preside over our transfer business. Surely they have to go?
36 Posted 12/05/2017 at 17:07:02
37 Posted 12/05/2017 at 17:20:31
38 Posted 13/05/2017 at 13:52:37
39 Posted 13/05/2017 at 13:59:39
Lucas Perez and Reyes were doing well at lesser Spanish clubs but failed in England. Michu bizarrely had one amazing season then turned crap. So, if we do get this guy, I see him as more of a 50/50 shot than a banker.
40 Posted 13/05/2017 at 14:35:08
When competing with genuine monied clubs, it's important to be discreet in the market. £5mil is spare change to us... it means even less to bigger clubs
Send a scout watch the videos and get the deal done
41 Posted 14/05/2017 at 08:51:47
42 Posted 14/05/2017 at 09:02:09
Maybe it's all talk, maybe he has interest from elsewhere, maybe he doesn't want to think about it until the season's end.
43 Posted 14/05/2017 at 09:26:15
44 Posted 14/05/2017 at 09:35:24
Would you and others be advocating spending big money on an outfield player who has not played a first-team game in over a year due to injury? I know I wouldn't!
45 Posted 14/05/2017 at 09:37:10
46 Posted 14/05/2017 at 10:31:48
47 Posted 14/05/2017 at 10:53:26
I think Butland is a step above Pickford and Schmeichel. Why on Earth we didn't go for him a few years ago when Howard was on the way out and he was available for around £3m I don't know!!
48 Posted 14/05/2017 at 11:00:18
49 Posted 14/05/2017 at 11:42:06
50 Posted 14/05/2017 at 12:11:50
51 Posted 14/05/2017 at 12:33:59
52 Posted 14/05/2017 at 12:40:43
53 Posted 14/05/2017 at 12:46:53
Since then, Baines has had more injuries and age is slowly catching up, and Garbutt is struggling to get games at Championship level. Now might be the time for the lad to sign.
54 Posted 14/05/2017 at 12:55:56
Either could be worth a cheeky bid in the summer.
55 Posted 14/05/2017 at 13:00:11
56 Posted 14/05/2017 at 13:00:42
Probably too big a step for him next season but I would buy him now with the following season in mind.
57 Posted 14/05/2017 at 13:03:51
58 Posted 14/05/2017 at 13:12:15
59 Posted 14/05/2017 at 13:13:43
But early signings are vital as has been said. When does the window actually open?
60 Posted 14/05/2017 at 13:13:54
I agree with you that, based on his pre-injury form, I'd take him ahead of Pickford (who I've yet to be convinced about) or Schmeichel who is about 6 years older.
I'd still like to see him prove his fitness and form over a longer period before spending big money. We've had/got enough sicknotes (I don't include Seamus in this!!) as it is!
61 Posted 14/05/2017 at 13:19:29
62 Posted 14/05/2017 at 13:33:54
63 Posted 14/05/2017 at 13:48:58
64 Posted 14/05/2017 at 13:55:48
65 Posted 14/05/2017 at 14:01:41
66 Posted 14/05/2017 at 14:15:02
67 Posted 14/05/2017 at 14:17:07
68 Posted 14/05/2017 at 14:18:56
69 Posted 14/05/2017 at 14:44:08
70 Posted 14/05/2017 at 16:50:56
71 Posted 14/05/2017 at 17:00:39
72 Posted 14/05/2017 at 17:14:44
I can't imagine Modric will be short of offers but that type of player should be our No 1 priority. I'm not convinced that Sigurdsson can quite do it (though I'd happily take him too we need more goals/assists all over) so I hope Walsh has a rabbit to pull out of his bag.
73 Posted 14/05/2017 at 17:23:56
74 Posted 14/05/2017 at 17:57:25
75 Posted 14/05/2017 at 23:57:19
This season more than most in the past will mean more. Surely the lessons of our past transfer dealings and piss-poor planning are lessons learned?
If we don't, then next season could be trouble, big trouble... Let's hope that this time the board strike early and allow gelling time for any new players.
Surely now EFC is serious about being taken serious?
76 Posted 15/05/2017 at 04:06:42
77 Posted 16/05/2017 at 11:24:45
78 Posted 16/05/2017 at 11:40:05
When does the transfer window open?
Although plenty of talks, negotiations and a whole host of deals will be wrapped over the coming weeks – especially with players coming to the end of their respective contracts – English clubs can officially start trading again from Saturday 1 July 2017.
79 Posted 16/05/2017 at 11:53:20
80 Posted 16/05/2017 at 12:00:46
So it's still a bloody long way off.
81 Posted 16/05/2017 at 12:04:43
82 Posted 16/05/2017 at 12:07:30
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