Argentine outlet TyC is pretty sure that Santiago Sosa’s move to Everton has collapsed. Despite reports saying there would be an appeal for him to get his work permit, the outlet says he couldn’t get the needed documentation.
The website points out that the midfielder doesn’t have an EU passport, hasn’t played for the national team and has only five appearances in the first division, which makes the visa ‘impossible’.
However, TyC also brings a new possibility for the deal to happen. It’s claimed that the midfielder’s staff will try to make Everton buy Sosa and then loan him out.
The plan would be to have a similar situation to the one between Brighton and Alexis Mac Allister, who’s currently having a loan spell at Boca Juniors.
Now we must say that they’ve probably taken a very bad example, because Mac Allister’s situation has been proving a disaster for Brighton.
After signing the player from Argentinos Juniors in January, the Seagulls thought a few months would be enough for him to get his passport, and left him loaned at the Argentine club for six months.
However, it turned out that he still didn’t get the passport. In fact, his father recently admitted that the application hasn’t even been done yet. That’s why Brighton agreed to loan the player for one more year to Boca Juniors.
So the Seagulls bought a player in January 2019, and in the best scenario will have him in July 2020. This is certainly not a plan that Everton will want to mirror, and it will also only work if Sosa proves to have some European heritage.