It’s with a bit of irony that the Spanish press takes Marco Silva’s quotes saying he would have liked to keep Sandro Ramirez at Everton.

The Portuguese boss let the striker play for 86 minutes in last night’s Carabao Cup against Rotherham, and praised the player in the press conference.

“Even what’s happening in the next days with Sandro, tonight he showed me he’s a fantastic professional. I would like if he could stay in our squad because he’s a player I believe in,” Silva said.

Outlet Mundo Deportivo writes about it today, claiming that the Everton manager has ‘surprised everyone’ saying he wanted the player to stay at the Toffees.

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The outlet points out that the striker hasn’t played one single minute in the Premier League so far, and hadn’t featured for the club since December 23rd.

Sandro Ramirez actually spent the second part of the last season on loan at Sevilla, and that’s something Mundo Deportivo omits, trying to make the story a little bigger. Even because Marco Silva only took charge of Everton once the season had ended.

Still, they either try to make Silva sound like an hypocrite, or try to make it look like the Everton board are letting Sandro go against the manager. They don’t consider his quotes to be just a harmless way of dealing with the player’s departure.

Sandro Ramirez is expected to join Real Sociedad on a one-year loan deal.