Is this just a one-off, or the beginning of a mass exodus from Everton?
Sandro Ramirez has now reiterated that he has no intention of coming back to to play for the Toffees after being sent out on loan during the January transfer window to Sevilla. And considering just this week youngster Callum Connolly expressed his dissatisfaction over his apparent lack of contact with the parent club while out on loan, this has got to be a worrying trend now for the fans with a total of 16 players playing elsewhere for the remainder of this horrendous season.
Speaking to Spanish media outlet Diario ABC de Sevilla (via the Liverpool Echo), the forward insisted that he did not want to come back to Merseyside at the end of the season.
“I would like to stay next season, I have it clear.
“It is a competitive and demanding club. I will speak with Everton to tell him that I want to continue.”
The Blues apparently were adamant that there would be no ‘option to buy’ clause put in the loan deal when negotiations were conducted, as pointed out by Sandro.
“In mid-January my representative told me that Sevilla was interested, I had it very clear, I wanted to leave Everton and come here.
“The contract here was solved quickly, but with Everton the negotiation was very hard.
“He was insistent, I spoke clearly with the Everton board and I told them that I wanted to come to Sevilla. They did not let me put the option to buy, I wanted to go out and play at Sevilla and I accepted it.”
Sandro hasn’t exactly set the La Liga on fire on his return to the league as he had when he featured for Malaga last year, and has often struggled with trying to integrate with play from out on the left, and has been even more isolated when up top as a sole striker.
It’d be a shame to lose him, but Everton need to build from the back and getting him back is not a priority for the Blues.