Sandro was signed last year by Ronald Koeman but struggled to adapt to the Premier League and he was eventually loaned back to La Liga when Sevilla took him on loan.
He looked to have been given a new lease on life at Goodison Park when Marco Silva was appointed Blues manager in May and the Spaniard was given an extended run in the team during pre-season to prove his worth.
Ultimately, he showed himself to be more useful as a winger than as an out-and-out forward but without being able to displace either Theo Walcott or Richarlison from the first-choice spots out wide.
The former Malaga man was left out of the squad that travelled to Bournemouth on Wednesday and while he could be in with a shout of some playing time in the League Cup tie against Rotherham on Wednesday, a report by La Voz de Galicia suggests that Celta are taking a serious look at signing him, although it is not clear whether that would be on loan or in a permanent deal.
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1 Posted 27/08/2018 at 18:43:37
2 Posted 27/08/2018 at 18:57:54
3 Posted 27/08/2018 at 19:08:52
4 Posted 27/08/2018 at 19:12:25
Either way, he's making more than Pickford, Keane, Jags, Gana or Coleman.
5 Posted 27/08/2018 at 19:14:04
6 Posted 27/08/2018 at 19:57:54
It is better for all concerned if he goes to Vigo and kickstarts his career, starts banging the goals in and gets a permanent move . If we our money back it will be a result.
7 Posted 27/08/2018 at 20:00:08
8 Posted 27/08/2018 at 22:18:30
9 Posted 27/08/2018 at 23:12:42
10 Posted 28/08/2018 at 02:07:22
11 Posted 28/08/2018 at 02:24:34
12 Posted 28/08/2018 at 03:07:05
13 Posted 28/08/2018 at 03:41:51
14 Posted 28/08/2018 at 08:39:10
‘One of the worst strikers' you've seen?
He's not done much for us but equally not had a great deal of time to prove himself, he played okay in pre-season without doing enough to break into our first team.
And yes, he probably isn't going to make the grade at Everton but I wouldn't go as far as saying he is one of the worse strikers I've seen, there have been many worse players over the years, including at Everton. Madar, Spencer, Angel, Barlow, I'd think a 21-year-old Sandro is comfortably better than any of these players.
15 Posted 28/08/2018 at 08:50:19
I agree, that Sandro isn't at the same level as Barlow, Angell and Spencer. Tommy Johnson was another dud from around that time.
16 Posted 28/08/2018 at 10:08:46
For truly poor strikers look at some of the above- Bernie Wright was an absolute joke, Belfitt replacing David Johnson was ridiculous, Spencer was terrible, Mo Johnston was a sad figure he had gone so far over the hill, Brett Angel, Jim Pearson, Mickey Walsh- my god we've had some rubbish over the years.
Calvert-Lewin will become a very good centre-forward in my opinion – like all young players, he needs to play in a decent team where chances are created and he can concentrate on his own position rather than sacrificing himself for the team by playing on the wing.
As for Sandro, he did look a good striker before he joined us but appears too lightweight ( like Klaassen) for the premier league. I like Tosun but eventually we will have to upgrade at centre-forward if we are to challenge the top 6. Maybe Calvert-Lewin will start to really come good this season?
17 Posted 28/08/2018 at 10:38:08
Completely forgot about him.
Happy memory. Thanks lads!
18 Posted 28/08/2018 at 10:38:59
I agree with the posters who say our next signing needs to be a world-class centre-forward. Maybe Theo or rich can play there if Bernard comes into the side?
19 Posted 28/08/2018 at 12:18:58
Completely forgot about him.
Happy memory. Thanks lads!
20 Posted 28/08/2018 at 12:31:31
21 Posted 28/08/2018 at 12:47:13
22 Posted 28/08/2018 at 12:56:58
23 Posted 28/08/2018 at 13:59:08
Wish the lad all the best, after all said and done it wasn't down to him that he came to Everton, and whatever wages he is own will be another one off the books.
24 Posted 28/08/2018 at 14:11:17
On the other transfer business I see Ralf Rangwick the manager at Leipzig has said until Everton say we wont sell Lookman then Leipzig will keep trying. The good thing is there is only days left to the window in Europe closing. By all accounts Lookman still wants to go, but with Bolasie and Vlasic out on loan and Richarlison out for 3 games we would be left short in wide areas if Walcott especially got injured. Might be worth saying to Lookman you are not going anywhere at present but get your head down and we will see how we all feel come the Jan window. That way you get the player back on side and if he is getting regular starts and the team are doing well he will probably decide to stay come Jan if the club still want him too.
25 Posted 28/08/2018 at 14:29:58
26 Posted 28/08/2018 at 14:31:58
27 Posted 28/08/2018 at 14:36:49
28 Posted 28/08/2018 at 15:02:06
29 Posted 28/08/2018 at 15:08:42
God loves a trier but the standard we are looking to move onto, Sandro is not that player. Get him off the wage bill, win-win all round.
30 Posted 28/08/2018 at 15:12:36
If he does not make the squad, then we can all assume he will be on his way.
31 Posted 28/08/2018 at 15:28:38
He reminds me of Nick Chadwick (remember him?).
32 Posted 28/08/2018 at 15:58:04
Is that taking into account inflation?
33 Posted 28/08/2018 at 16:14:17
Mick Madar and his missed sitter that night of the 1-1at Anfield...
If my memory serves me well, that would have put us 2-0 up. From the resulting goal kick, the reds' keeper kicked a moving ball which should have been called back and re-taken.
As ever, the Devil's Contract held good and from that goal kick they went straight up the other end and equalised.
Bitter? ME? Nah!!!
34 Posted 28/08/2018 at 16:27:28
I'm pretty sure I wrote Tommy Johnson and not Andy Johnson. I actually liked AJ. His goal record was deceptive from all the penalties he scored but he was decent buy and we made a profit when we sold him on to Fulham.
35 Posted 28/08/2018 at 16:29:09
36 Posted 28/08/2018 at 16:31:40
37 Posted 28/08/2018 at 16:36:29
Thanks for (inadvertently) flagging up that error. Now I need to go through the old archives and see if I can resurrect something on him!
38 Posted 28/08/2018 at 16:40:19
39 Posted 28/08/2018 at 16:47:22
40 Posted 28/08/2018 at 18:43:14
We should have been called Slow and Slower, Joe Royle said he'd had his eye on Claus for two years before he signed him, should have gone to a good optician, Joe!!!!
41 Posted 28/08/2018 at 18:47:48
42 Posted 28/08/2018 at 20:42:53
I'm sure that was the derby where Dunc throws Ince on the floor and the wannabe hardman does nothing except swear a little bit to try and regain some pride. He knew he'd be in bother if he tried to push Dunc around. Pretty sure the clip is still on YouTube.
43 Posted 28/08/2018 at 22:18:23
44 Posted 29/08/2018 at 00:09:06
45 Posted 29/08/2018 at 08:30:17
I didn't realise it has to be specified that as a footballer one needs some balance and to stay on their feet but Sandro rewrites the job description.
Personally I think Sandro makes Barlow and Angell look like Lineker and Beardsley. I really hope we get rid in some shape or form.
46 Posted 29/08/2018 at 08:49:31
As for the Calvert-Lewin knockers on this thread and Tom Davies on others, give them a break they are still learning their trade against some of the best players on the planet.
Ideally both should have gone out on loan earlier as it's by far the best way for young players to progress.
47 Posted 29/08/2018 at 08:55:59
Calvert-Lewinwas given a big raise when Arsenal was supposed to be interested. Tom Davis also got a big raise after breaking into the team. Both of them haven't progressed at all after that.
Sometimes young kids just can't handle money at a young age. It stops them from having the same desire before the long contracts.
48 Posted 29/08/2018 at 09:07:09
49 Posted 29/08/2018 at 09:11:54
Didn't he score 5 goals in his first 5 games for us and everyone thought we had signed an absolutely worldie. He barely scored again thereafter...
50 Posted 29/08/2018 at 10:04:53
51 Posted 29/08/2018 at 12:20:19
In fact I always hold up Mr Biley (and his debut goal) as an example of why not to get excited by a good debut. He proved that it can all go to shit very quickly (he actually didn't even last a season before he was shipped out!) and the hopes for a new player being good can so easily turn out to be the emperor's new clothes!
52 Posted 29/08/2018 at 12:30:41
You might be right but when those 6 goals proved the difference between relegation and staying up (thank you Bolton Wanderers) then people tend to look favourably upon a player. Let's not forget Gareth Farrelly's worldie against Coventry on the last day of the season — despite the fact he was utter crap!
53 Posted 29/08/2018 at 17:09:58
You're reminding me of some dire Everton teams.
Horrible times to be an Evertonian.
54 Posted 30/08/2018 at 01:49:33
So the latest is Silva wants Sandro to stay, hardly surprising for me as he is head and shoulders better than Niasse and Calvert-Lewin and at least one of them should be sold or loaned out before the deadline on Friday not Sandro.
I happened to speak to Sandro about 10 days ago whilst shopping in Tesco's Allerton (I know, it's bizarre but true). I speak fluent Spanish and he told me he would like to stay but the club would have the final say and so I told him that I had seen him play at the Nou Camp for Barcelona. (Yes, for those who don't know he played with the likes of Messi, Busquets, Iniesta etc.) and he was genuinely surprised, nice guy.
I say definitely keep him. I don't know why he has struggled so much in the Premier League although maybe it's the pace compared to La Liga. (Remember Pedro's first season?) But Silva has to play him in his best position and often and I think then we will see the best of Sandro Ramirez.
55 Posted 30/08/2018 at 08:48:01
56 Posted 30/08/2018 at 08:59:19
Anyway Silva wants him to stay and that's good enough for me.
BTW, all the Calvert-Lewin knockers were put in their place by his performance last night. Head and shoulders above Tosun and Niasse.
57 Posted 30/08/2018 at 13:22:13
Also, we're not blessed in the striker department, so he'll get chances to impress.
58 Posted 30/08/2018 at 14:05:45
He's not a striker. He's poor with his back to goal. As is Richarlison, so please can everyone stop saying he should play in the middle too.
What Sandro is good at is running onto the ball over the top and then turning on goal and taking on a man and getting a shot off. He can't do this down the middle as there is less chance of a perfect ball over the top, as anything overhit can be swept up by the keeper. Therefore, he is better wide with more space to run into. If he's on the left, he can cut inside on his favoured right and shoot. YouTube shows he scored a good percentage of his Malaga goals in this way. That said, on the right flank he has shown he can cross well and therefore create chances.
The issues I see with his game is that he doesn't think fast enough and can get caught in possession or miss the time to pass, that his passing is below par, that his shooting lacks accuracy and power, and that he does not get himself into enough goal scoring opportunities.
I was impressed with Calvert-Lewin last night. I said before the game that this is a big season for him. He has put weight on and bulked up, but then again he actually looked a little bit slimmer last night. Perhaps this was gym work and now he's fit and training hard he's lost a bit of that muscle and bulk?
Anyway, I believe Calvert-Lewin to be one of the best strikers in the league in the air (not saying much these days I know); his hold up play, particularly back to goal is very good (but less so than Tosun); he is faster than Sandro and Tosun, he is taller than both too, he scores headers, he runs the channels the best of the three; he also has neat flicks and tricks (but these can be hit and miss); his touch and control is better than Sandro, but perhaps slightly less than Tosun; he is strong, but lacks the power of the big Turkish Bull (he's only 21 though and has another 3 years or so of "filling out").
The only question I have ever had about Calvert-Lewin is his ability to regularly put the ball in the back of the net. Unlike most of you, I believe he can do it regularly, he can be a 15-20 a season man and can beat the 20 mark a couple of times in his career. This is the standard he had as youth, he scores in big games at Youth level (not least the World Cup final). I don't think that if he is number 9 he has to be the one to score the most goals. Look at Firmino across the park, he plays centrally and Salah and Mane play off him. Sure, he's a fluid false 9 and creates space for them, but it's the same principle of being the focal point for others to play off.
Why can't Calvert-Lewin (or Tosun) play centrally, score 10 goals a season, but have great link up play and create space for others, namely Walcott and Richarlison, who in turn weight in with 15 and 20 goals respectively. If we got 45 goals from the front 3, and a further 15 goals from midfielders, defenders and subs, would we really complain? We're averaging over 2 goals a game and Tosun hasn't scored yet.
59 Posted 30/08/2018 at 14:25:09
60 Posted 30/08/2018 at 14:31:38
What I don't think he will be is a prolific goal scorer. He is not an instinctive striker, nor does he possess a good enough shot for him to score goals in this way.
He will, however, be a very important striker at Premier League level. I think of someone currently like Salomon Rondon who has a very good all-round game for a lone striker but just lacks that ability to get amongst the goals.
I see no reason why he can't become a 10-15 goals a season kind of striker, which is what Graham Sharp was for the most part of his career.
61 Posted 30/08/2018 at 14:46:15
62 Posted 31/08/2018 at 19:08:22
Two more interesting things...
1) The Under-23s look like they're lining up 4-3-3, similar to the first team (based on the team sheet).
2) Calvert Lewin is officially the fastest player in the Premier League this season.
63 Posted 31/08/2018 at 19:20:30
64 Posted 31/08/2018 at 19:27:54
If he's 23 and still not good enough for the first team squad, then I can't see him making any inroads into it at all.
65 Posted 31/08/2018 at 19:32:52
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