Hard to believe what anyone says during mini silly season, aka the January transfer window. One on hand you have Everton manager Sam Allardyce clearly saying that the Blues will not entertain loans for unwanted players and will only be selling them during this month. And then days after that we see Kevin Mirallas going off to Olympiakos, you guessed it, on loan.
Then we heard that the Toffees are looking to offload Sandro Ramirez for a profit on the measly £5.2million they paid for him, but most of the Spanish clubs mentioned (Real Betis, Malaga, Sevilla, Valencia) have all had loans bids rejected, especially since his £100,000/week wages are high by La Liga standards.
Now the Daily Mail is reporting that Sandro’s fellow Spaniard Rafa Benitez is interested in taking him in on loan, and can afford his weekly wages so that Everton do not have to retain salary, which would work well for the Blues.
The report adds that Benitez believes Sandro is best suited playing off another striker and is willing to offer him that opportunity, something Allardyce steadfastly refuses to do despite Everton’s sole striker in the 4-2-3-1 constantly being isolated for long stretches of games.
The Blues and Newcastle are being mentioned together on multiple fronts in recent days, with the Toon interested in getting Everton winger Aaron Lennon as well as coming up against the Blues for sensational left back Joe Bryan.
A loan for Sandro to Newcastle would be best, because the player certainly has pedigree and could use an extended run in the team, and it has been an utter mystery to fans and critics alike why Allardyce has not given him more chances, with the Spaniard not having featured in a squad since Christmas.