Report claims Rafael Benitez’s fallback option is Sandro Ramirez if he misses out on Kevin Gameiro

Rafael Benitez, Manager of Newcastle United reacts during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Swansea City at St. James Park on January 13, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

Newcastle United have been linked with Kevin Gameiro of Atletico Madrid and Everton forward Sandro Ramirez in the January transfer window.

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez  reacts during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Newcastle United at Etihad Stadium on January 20, 2018 in Manchester, England.

Newcastle United are planning to make a bid for Kevin Gameiro of Atletico Madrid, but the Magpies are also looking at Everton forward Sandro Ramirez as a fall-back option, according to The Daily Star.

It has been reported that Newcastle manager Benitez was ideally looking to sign a forward with Premier League experience, but the former Liverpool and Chelsea boss is trying to secure the services of the 30-year-old striker after being made aware of his availability.

Atletico Madrid's forward from France Kevin Gameiro (L) and Qarabag's defender from Albania Ansi Agolli vie for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group C football match between...

Benitez, though, is seemingly not putting all his eggs in one basket. According to The Daily Star, the Spaniard will look at Everton forward Sandro if he is unable to sign Gameiro, who is reportedly valued at £16m.

Sandro Ramirez of Everton during a pre-season friendly match between Everton and Sevilla at Goodison Park on August 6, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

It is quite smart of Benitez to have an alternative, although it is clear that Gameiro would be a better signing than Sandro for Newcastle.

After all, the 22-year-old forward has failed to make an impact in the Premier League since his move to Everton from Malaga in the summer of 2017.

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