Everton have agreed personal terms with Malaga striker Sandro Ramirez ahead of a summer deal, according to The Times.
The 21-year-old, who has a £5million release clause in his current deal at La Rosaleda Stadium, was scouted by Toffees boss Ronald Koeman and director of football Steve Walsh during the Boquerones’ 3-0 win over Celta Vigo earlier this month in which the frontman grabbed his side’s stoppage time third.
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The Barcelona academy graduate has enjoyed an impressive first season with the mid-table La Liga side, netting 14 goals in 27 starts after leaving the Catalan giants on a free transfer last summer.
These consistent performances have provoked several clubs to show interest in Sandro, including fellow Spanish side Sevilla, however the Spain Under-21 international has rejected the chance to join the Champions League chasers in favour of a move to the Premier League.
The youngster’s arrival will be part of a summer shake-up on Merseyside, with want-away record goalscorer Romelu Lukaku expected to leave the club after refusing to commit his future at Goodison Park.
The Belgium international is not the only Blues star whose future is unclear however, as Ross Barkley is also mulling over his new offer with Koeman demanding a decision within the next week on the Englishman’s future.