Report: Malaga's Sandro Ramirez flying to Liverpool to hold Everton talks, bargain deal now close

Malaga forward Sandro shoots

Everton are reportedly closing in on Malaga's Sandro Ramirez.

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According to the Daily Mail, Malaga forward Sandro Ramirez will arrive in Liverpool on Monday in order to discuss terms over a move to Everton.

Sandro, 21, spent seven year at Barcelona having joined the La Masia ranks from homtown club Las Palmas in 2009, but after seven goals in 32 games for Barca, he was allowed to leave last summer.

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The forward needed to play regularly, and chose to sign for Malaga on a free transfer – a move which has been beneficial for both player and club.

Sandro ended this past season with a superb record of 14 goals and three assists in 30 games, triggering major interest given that he has a release clause of just £5.2million in his Malaga contract.

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Now, the Daily Mail claim that, having been blocked from joining Atletico Madrid due to their transfer embargo, Sandro is now set to fly into Liverpool on Monday in order to hold talks with Everton.

The Toffees are looking for attacking reinforcements this summer whether Romelu Lukaku leaves the club or not, and Sandro – who can play up front or out wide – certainly fits the bill.

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At just £5.2million, Sandro could be a huge bargain for Everton and his imminent arrival on Merseyside will give the Toffees real encouragement that they can get a deal over the line this week.

Sandro's expected move may spell the end for compatriot and former Barcelona team-mate Gerard Deulofeu though, with the winger set to be pushed down Everton's attacking pecking order should Sandro arrive.

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