Everton striker Sandro Ramírez has hinted he wants to stay at Real Valladolid this summer, but the decision is out of his hands.

The forward is currently spending the season on loan with the Spanish side after joining in the summer transfer window when Everton made it clear he was not part of their plans once again.

He’s somewhat rediscovered his form at the club, managing four goals and one assist in 21 games in all competitions so far.

They’ve made it clear they want him to stay long-term, with sporting director Miguel Ángel Gómez claiming they would look into the finances of the deal.

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That remains the case, although it appears Everton’s asking price was making a potential deal difficult, something Gómez confirmed in comments made to Cadena Ser.

Ramírez has now seemingly backed that stance, indicating that it will be Everton who decide his future come the summer transfer window.

“I am happy here,” El Dia Valladolid report him saying.

“I have always said that I am very well, at ease and happy, and with the confidence of everyone. There are things that do not depend on me. I have one year left on my contract, and there is a club in between.

“The only thing that matters to me now is to arrive in the best conditions at the start of La Liga.”

It appears, then, that the ball is very much in Everton’s court in regards to Sandro’s future.

He only has a year left on his current deal at Goodison Park, and it’s clear they would rather get rid of him now than let him see out those final 12 months.

Given he’s keen to stay at Valladolid and they want him too, there’s a deal to be done, although Everton may have to make a sacrifice in terms of his transfer fee to get anything over the line.