Last summer, Everton allowed Sandro Ramirez to join Real Sociedad on a season-long loan deal with an option to buy.

The forward has not managed to score a goal in any competitions for the Spanish club this season and his last competitive goal came in November 2017 for Everton.

Earlier in January, we covered a report from Mundo Deportivo, who explained the 23-year-old has not shown anything to justify his signing, which is why he will be sent back to Goodison Park after his loan spell.

Media local to Real Sociedad have even reported that the Sandro loan signing has been considered so bad it’s a spur for them to revamp their recruitment ideas.

Thursday’s edition of AS claims otherwise as they state the San Sebastian club has backed him to ‘explode’ because of his age and other factors.

For this reason, their director of football Roberto Olabe has already had ‘first contact’ with the Merseyside club to know the Toffees plans for Sandro.

Real Sociedad’s plan is retain the player beyond this season, either by signing Sandro on another temporary deal or buying from the Premier League club in the summer. 

This would be a huge turnaround, and for no obvious reason.