Everton striker Sandro Ramírez has given up a ‘significant amount’ of his salary to ensure his stay at Real Valladolid.

That’s according to journalist Christina Bea, relayed by Pucela Fichajes, who explained how the forward was able to extend his stay at the Spanish club.

Ramírez has been with the Spanish side since the summer after leaving Goodison Park on loan when it was made clear he was not part of the club’s plans.

He has struggled to rediscover his best form at the club but, they are keen on him nonetheless, having made it clear they would be open to a permanent transfer this summer.

Firstly, though, they had to agree on an extension to his loan deal, which expired at the beginning of this month.

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Initially, it appeared that would not happen as reports claimed the two sides were stuck in negotiations and Real Valladolid coach Sergio González admitted they would go right up to the last minute.

Everton and Real Valladolid eventually reached an agreement, but it seems it was Ramírez making sacrifices that made it happen.

According to Pucela Fichajes, he earns around €5m per year at Everton, but they claim, citing journalist Christina Bea, that the striker has foregone a ‘significant amount’ from that total to ensure his short-term stay in Spain.

How much he’s given up isn’t mentioned, but it seems likely to be a reasonably high one as it’s stated that his full salary is ‘unattainable’ for Real Valladolid.

What remains to be seen is whether he’s willing to do the same to secure a permanent exit from Everton this summer.

It’s been made clear that Valladolid can’t afford his current packet or anything near for that matter, nor can they afford Everton’s demands for a deal.

If Ramírez is willing to take a permanent pay cut, though, that could open the door to a deal and let Everton get rid of a player they’ve made clear they don’t want.