Sandro Ramirez moved to Real Sociedad on a season-long loan deal from Everton last summer.
The forward has not managed to find the back of the net in 19 league appearances for the La Liga outfit, and his last goal in a competitive fixture was for the Merseyside club in November 2017.
It’s been more than 16 months since the former Barcelona man scored a goal for any of the clubs he has played during this time and despite impressing in training sessions, his Sociedad teammate Aritz Elustondo explained the reason behind the Everton player’s poor goalscoring form.
“A forward lives off the goal and he’s not having any luck. People do not see it, but he scores goals in training. He is hardworking,” Elustondo said during an interview with Mundo Deportivo.
“He will be guilty of lack of confidence, but he always tries. It is worth mentioning his work and to admire that he does not give up. The reward will come for sure.”
Even though the 23-year-old has struggled at Sociedad, several reports in the last week suggested the Spanish club are considering to retain him beyond this season.
Sandro even admitted he would be proud if the San Sebastian based outfit made an effort to sign him.
However, Mundo Deportivo reported on Tuesday that Sociedad are unwilling to make a investment to sign the player who has not score a single goal for them this term.
Things are unlikely to change for Sandro unless and until he ends his goal drought.
Everton will be crossing their fingers.