Not long after arriving at Sevilla, Sandro Ramirez started telling anyone who’d listen that he intended to stay where he was.

The transfer from Malaga to Everton hadn’t worked out and Sandro had spent all January waiting for Sevilla to make their mind up and sign him, but even now it seems they weren’t entirely sure.

There’s been no goals for Sandro so far and the Everton owned player very much has bit-part status at Sevilla.

Marca suggest there’s been a general issue with most of Sevilla’s January business, a ‘physical deficit’ of the players. Basically, it’s thought Sandro arrived from Everton in bad shape and given it’s now the business end of the season, the Spanish side haven’t got the time and patience to deal with it.

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This all seems like excuse making and is the typical Sevilla approach to loans. Either they work, in which case the players are run into the ground, or they don’t and they’re cast aside pretty quickly.

This is of course a rather big problem for Sandro, and Everton. A future at Goodison Park seems unlikely given how clear he’s made it he doesn’t want one, and a poor loan period at Sevilla is hardly going to attract interest.

Perhaps tellingly, Sandro’s situation isn’t even seen as a big deal in comparison to the struggles of Roque Mesa, who was much more the player Sevilla wanted. In the couple of months left of the season, Everton will hope things get better.