Everton have officially completed the signing of Spanish under-21 international forward Sandro Ramirez. The young Spanish forward arrives at Goodison Park on a four-year deal after his departure from Malaga. According to reports, the forward’s contract with Malaga had a £5.1m release clause which was activated on Monday, July 3.
Everton were initially hopeful that Malaga would agree to a deal to purchase the player for the same price before the date, but the Spanish outfit stood their ground and Sandro Ramirez was confirmed as an Everton player at 4 pm.
The Spanish attacker netted 14 La Liga goals for Malaga after his departure from Barcelona on a free transfer about a year ago. According to reports, Atletico Madrid were keen on acquiring the services of the striker but saw the deal collapse after they failed in their appeal against their transfer ban.
Meanwhile, Sandro has stated that the Merseyside outfit is the ideal club for him at this stage of his career
“I’m very happy, this is a big step in my career,” Sandro told evertontv.
“I know I’m signing for a massive club in England. Everton is the ideal place for me, I’ve got the ideal manager who is going to keep giving me the confidence to improve my game.
“I cannot wait to wear the blue shirt in front of the Everton fans at Goodison Park. It’s a big jump in my career coming to the Premier League and for a club like Everton which is really on the up. They have got big plans and want to succeed and keep developing. I’m hoping I can get to know my teammates as soon as possible, and want to adapt to the football and the way of life in the city.
“Everton have made some big signings and we’re hoping we can put in a great season and hopefully then we can achieve that aim of getting in the Champions League. It will be a big season for us.
“I was lucky enough to play with some of the best players in the world and managed to win the odd trophy but the important thing now is that I’m very happy to be signing for Everton. We’ve got a fantastic squad and I’m excited about being able to compete at Everton and win plenty of silverware.”
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