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Spanish clubs show interest in Sandro

| Wednesday, 03 January 2018  42 Comments  [Jump to last]
Sevilla appear to be leading with growing interest in ending Sandro Ramirez's difficult spell in the Premier League and taking him back to La Liga.

Valencia and his former club, Malaga, have also been credited with interest in the 22-year-old who arrived at Everton last summer amid fevered anticipation following his return of 16 goals in 2016-17.

He has struggled for game time and to adapt to the Premier League, however, and made just three starts, with another four in cup competition, scoring just once so far.

The expected arrival of further striking reinforcements this month will increase the competition for Sandro who was left out of the matchday squad altogether on New Year's Day.

Sevilla are said to have approached the Blues with regard to a possible bid for Sandro who cost £5.2m last July.

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Don Alexander
1 Posted 03/01/2018 at 18:15:42
Hopefully any new contract in Spain prohibits him from saying anything at all about the, erm, quality of service and support any other consistent Spanish scorer could expect after signing for us.
Gary Edwards
2 Posted 03/01/2018 at 18:59:52
on New Year's Day

.. I enjoy a good sing song :)

Derek Knox
3 Posted 03/01/2018 at 19:11:24
It's a pity that it hasn't worked out either for him, and Everton, maybe it is best for all if we can get a decent return for him.

Expectations were high prior to him joining us, which is why I worry a bit about this Cenk Tosun, he could be another Sandro, but a lot dearer.

Gaute Lie
4 Posted 03/01/2018 at 19:11:51
Hope he stays. Think he'll be good in some months time.

Same with Klaassen. Hope he stays and proves himself worthy of a place in the start 11.

Maybe it's just the getting used to fish and chips and bad weather. Might take some time, but..

Jim Bennings
5 Posted 03/01/2018 at 19:16:30
It's not just fans but players who don't really have the patience when adapting to something new.

I think Sandro probably does want a return to Spain, the Premier League is arguably too much for him at his age. Go back to Spain, mature as a person, and then maybe at 26 or 27 have another shot at the Premier League if it arrives.

Sam Hoare
6 Posted 03/01/2018 at 19:26:42
He was one of the most best forwards in La Liga last season. Given our inability to create score goals this season it strikes me as very strange that he's not been given more time to get used to the league. Harder to do I guess in a struggling team but would it be so bad to give him and Calvert-Lewin a few matches together?
Peter Larkin
7 Posted 03/01/2018 at 19:40:54
Straight swap for Nzonzi, job done. Reminds me of the Spurs striker they signed for £30 million back in the day, forget his name, but he was too slow too weak for the Premier League. Good luck Sandro.
Kunal Desai
8 Posted 03/01/2018 at 19:43:14
Soldado that was, Peter.
Paul Birmingham
9 Posted 03/01/2018 at 19:43:19
Sandra's never had a reliable centre-forward to play off since he's been here. The lad in my view hasn't had a reasonable chance, but if he will be getting game time, then I reckon he, will be off. Sadly there's worse players, shirkers in this squad whom go missing most games, and shouldn't be in the match day squads.

The legacy of Koeman and Brown Shoes will take years to overcome and at board level we seem to have the most inefficient transfer deal makers in Premier League history.

John G Davies
10 Posted 03/01/2018 at 19:44:46
Let's hope any centre-forward we get performs better than Soldado, Peter. He was rank bad in the Premier League.
Peter Larkin
11 Posted 03/01/2018 at 19:56:52
Soldado thats the one. Was banging in year on year in la liga then was a super flop in the Premier League. I think Sandro would do well in a team that passed and moved instead of chasing 60 yard punts.

However he will be off and in all honesty, this Tosun fellow looks every inch the next Sandro, decent at everything and excels in nothing, time will tell?
Tony Everan
12 Posted 03/01/2018 at 21:22:36
Maybe good for the players and clubs if we take Nzonzi and Sevilla have Sandro.

It would be a shame, because we haven't seen the best of him. He will move and start banging them in.

Derek Knox
13 Posted 03/01/2018 at 21:23:13
Peter @12, The Ivy League had a song about this transfer back in the sixties, you may remember it ' Tosun and Turning ' :-)
Minik Hansen
14 Posted 03/01/2018 at 21:30:59
Sandro, what a promise. He needs to feel at home here to turn his confidence back. Let's sogn more latino speaking quality footballers, just might get Sandro in goalscoring form.
Phil Smith
15 Posted 03/01/2018 at 23:04:09
Aye, Minik, I'm with you. Get another Spanish lad over this window to help him.
Andy Williams
16 Posted 03/01/2018 at 23:19:54
The lad is obviously talented but not strong enough to hold the ball up. Pity - sure he will do well - somewhere else.
Barry Williams
17 Posted 04/01/2018 at 03:08:01
Phil Smith - 15

Like Joel Robles?

Rick Pattinson
18 Posted 04/01/2018 at 09:44:23
Getting rid is the best option. We haven't got time to wait if someone comes good. I've no faith in Sandro or Klassien they just aren't for the premiership full stop.
Colin Glassar
19 Posted 04/01/2018 at 09:53:38
Good idea Rick. We should include a clause in every new players contracts eg you have six months (max) to make an impact or you’re out.
Winston Williamson
20 Posted 04/01/2018 at 10:47:21
For me, the ironic thing is that most of the players Koeman/Walsh have signed would be ideal in a Roberto Martinez set-up. Not that I'm advocating his return (far from it), just another example of EFC being back-to-front...

I actually think Sandro could work at the tip of a front three, with two quick and powerful forwards next to him. It would require getting the right balance in the midfield three though, something we will never achieve with Morgan and Gana near our team.

I'd prefer to keep both Klaassen and Sandro for when we get our preferred manager...

Des Farren
21 Posted 04/01/2018 at 12:39:05
Three starts and people are wanting to get rid while also proposing we sign others on basis of YouTube vids.

At the same time, for whatever reasons, we have been prepared to – not just put up with, but actually laud – our two worst defenders for last number of years.

It is no wonder the place is a shambles and legacies have nothing to do with it.

Alan J Thompson
22 Posted 04/01/2018 at 14:59:00
Another Spanish lad to help him? Robles is out of contract this summer, isn't he?
Liam Reilly
23 Posted 04/01/2018 at 15:17:01
We need to keep Sandro - its a difficult transition moving to the PL from Europe and few have successful first seasons.

I'm confident that there's a player in there once he gets some confidence and is played off the main striker.

Jack Storm
24 Posted 04/01/2018 at 17:54:50
Sandro is on more money, currently, than Ross Barkley. He cost very little and our salary offer was so high it ended interests from others.
Dave Abrahams
25 Posted 04/01/2018 at 20:36:02
How often and how many minutes have Sandro and Klassen played in the league since they came, they could go without either of them having been given a real chance, a bit like Valencia last season, hardly started a game, just given a few minutes here and there, players need a good run of games to show what they can do, not pitched in for a few minutes every so often like these two, Many foreign players take time to show their true value, especially a young player like Sandro.
Kristian Boyce
26 Posted 04/01/2018 at 20:52:19
I think Allardyce wants to keep him as he sees and has spoken about the potential he has. When I look at Sandro, I can see another Materazzi situation. He'll leave with little fanfare back to Spain, start banging them in again and get a big move back to Barca or to Madrid.

I can just imagine the commentators at the 2026 World Cup talking about him scoring the winner in the final and continually talking about his failed 6 months in England with us. Also, knowing our luck he'll end up being the first 500m player, and they'll say about the failed move to our new stadium as we couldn't afford the 400m costs.

Rob Dolby
27 Posted 04/01/2018 at 21:47:10
He is a poor man's Jermain Defoe.

Whilst we haven't really given him a chance. In order for him to look good he needs players around him to do his work, a luxury we don't have.

We don't create enough chances for any striker nevermind someone who looks slight and one paced.

If we have chance to offload for a profit and bring someone else in who will contribute to the first team then so be it.
I won't lose any sleep.

Len Hawkins
28 Posted 05/01/2018 at 10:02:12
Whilst talking things Spanish I've been to the shoe shine boy this morning and the word on the street is that Simeone is Chelsea bound so those wanting him will be miffed.
He gave me a tip Rooney to score from outside the box and Henderson to get booked 150/1 on betfred.
Rick Pattinson
29 Posted 05/01/2018 at 11:20:24
Colin@19. Well you know when a player has it or they don't. Neither Sandro or Klassien have showed any sign they are premiership quality. The question is now how much money can we recoup out of them. They'll be stars in their respective countries I'm sure but we need a quick fix a striker who actually knows where the net is not where the bench is. But we all know that...look how many no 9 flops we've had.
Dennis Ng
30 Posted 06/01/2018 at 02:57:11
I hope he stays, I would not mind seeing him back on loan to Spain just to get back up to speed.

If every player has a hard deadline to succeed, especially the younger ones, we would be selling most if not all of our players. There are aspects a player can and should contribute to but when it comes match day time, it is down to the manager to set him and the team up for success. And I've not seen that when it comes to Sandro yet.

Peter Lee
31 Posted 06/01/2018 at 16:50:26
He hasn't impressed but I doubt anybody would given the quality of the supply and support we have been able to provide.

It'll take time to improve that. If he does go, it would be safe to judge that the management reckon he won't cut it even when that happens. If he doesn't, that says something about how we intend to play. Less about banging the ball across and more about more rapid, clever movement. The same could be said about Klaassen if someone makes an offer.

Derek Knox
32 Posted 06/01/2018 at 18:26:10
Dennis @30, I am ambivalent over this, believing that decent players don't suddenly become poor overnight, but sometimes playing in a different country and league doesn't work either.

I would hate for us to let him go, like you and many have said without giving him a decent chance; then again... do we have the time to wait and see if it works out?

I think the compromise would be either a loan, with a set price of say £25M, should they wish to retain him, or a straight £25M now, and just hope he doesn't prove to be a Worldbeater.

Talking of transfers, I was reading on the Internet that a bookie in London has had a punter stake £8,000 on Theo Walcott joining Everton, he is so sure that this is going to happen, and they have given odds of 8/1. I wouldn't mind him at the right price; he has got speed and goals in him.

We have been too soft with transfers – let's start to sell for a profit.

Jermaine Jennings
33 Posted 06/01/2018 at 20:57:59
He needs time to settle and should not be allowed to leave; he is young and has that arrogant class about him, he can be a brilliant striker, like Klaassen and other players from abroad they just need time to settle in the league.

So we have Sandro, Tosun, Niasse, Calvert-Lewin and Rooney so we have plenty of striker options now and we just need to be coached again how to attack and create chances. Now Ross has gone, Klassen will see more game time.

Phillip Warrington
34 Posted 08/01/2018 at 03:30:11
What I don't understand.... Sandro and Klaassen haven't lived up to what we thought they were going to bring, but both have proved they can be good players.

Why the hell aren't they starting in the U23s regularly, so they can build up game time and rediscover some form and allow them to adjust?

How are are they supposed to have no game time and then come in with under 20 mins to play and perform?

David Ellis
35 Posted 08/01/2018 at 07:49:26
Jermaine – Klaassen will get more game time now Ross has gone? Don't follow the logic there.... Ross has not featured in any squad since Klaassen arrived, that's not why he's getting no game time.
Chris Clark
36 Posted 08/01/2018 at 19:44:24
Looks like Niasse is off for £13 million. We either need to get a replacement or Sandro needs to be given a go.
Brian Williams
37 Posted 08/01/2018 at 19:46:10
Hope you're right about Niasse, Chris.
Chris Clark
38 Posted 08/01/2018 at 20:29:09
Apparently the player has a choice between WBA,Palace and Brighton. He has shown a lot of class since he has been here, but does lack the quality we need.
Colin Glassar
39 Posted 08/01/2018 at 21:16:59
We should look at players like De Bruyne, Salah and Alonso who didn't cut the mustard, initially, in the Premier League only to return and rip the league apart.

I hope both Sandro and Klaassen are at least given a chance until the summer.

Lev Vellene
40 Posted 08/01/2018 at 21:34:48
I won't mind if Niasse goes now, he'll get a good contract from his efforts! But I hope we can keep both Sandro and Klaassen for the rest of the season! I think Sandro could do very well with a dedicated front-man like Tosun in front of him!

I know Klaassen have received a lot of stick, but I always saw him playing as if he still had real professionals around him! Sadly, they were not there, and his first-touch passes in midfield went nowhere in the end. He's not a ball-fondler (sorry...) like Schneiderlin, he is a mid-point who wants to quickly hit passes to forward-moving teammates! We haven't had too many of those around this season, so I really wish he'll have more time as our team improves in general!

Pat Waine
41 Posted 09/01/2018 at 12:32:59
We need to recoup money before we spend and the problem is that Koeman rejects will not generate enough money to satisfy FFP. That’s why Sam is talking about very little activity this window.
Michael Williams
42 Posted 09/01/2018 at 14:08:52
Sandro was always going to be a project and I have not seen near enough of him to know if he'll come good – just like Colin at #19. I would give him more time but unfortunately I am pessimistic about our club being able to develop any kind of striker from any unfinished product.

Plus, this team is a total offensive mess and any attacking player is going to suffer for results. I think what I just wrote could be applied to Klaassen as well.

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