Should Newcastle seize second chance to sign Sandro Ramirez?

Rafael Benitez, Manager of Newcastle United gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Newcastle United at Etihad Stadium on January 20, 2018...

Everton beat Premier League rivals Newcastle United to sign Sandro Ramirez from La Liga side Malaga, but it has not gone to plan at Goodison Park.

Sandro Ramirez of Everton in action  during the UEFA Europa League group E match between Everton FC and Apollon Limassol at Goodison Park on September 28, 2017 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

It appears that Sandro Ramirez wants to draw a line under his disastrous stint at Everton.

Big things were expected when the Toffees swooped to sign the Spanish under-21 striker from Malaga in the summer, paying just £5.1 million after triggering his release clause.

Sandro fell out of favour almost immediately at Goodison Park and has been unable to arrest the slide under Sam Allardyce, making just eight Premier League appearances overall and failing to find the net.

Sandro Ramirez of Everton goes down holding his leg during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Everton at Stamford Bridge on August 27, 2017 in London, England.

As such, ABC Sevilla state that the former Barcelona youngster has asked to leave with La Liga giants Sevilla keen on a deal. And the Liverpool Echo adds that Everton are open to offers for their forgotten man.

Therefore, Newcastle United have a second chance to sign a player they missed out on during the summer.

According to The Independent, the Magpies made an enquiry about Sandro before Everton got their man. A few months on, the Mail adds that manager Rafa Benitez is hoping to finally lure the 22-year-old to St James’ Park before the month is out.

Spain's forward Sandro Ramirez celebrate after scoring  during the UEFA U-21 European Championship Group B football match Portugal v Spain on June 20, 2017 in Gdynia, Poland.

It is understood that Benitez wants Newcastle to pay £2 million to loan Sandro until the summer and pay his £100,000-a-week wages in full. The former Liverpool manager believes the diminutive striker would benefit playing off a target man, perhaps compatriot Joselu or reported targets Nicolai Jorgensen or Islam Slimani.

And while Newcastle fans may be underwhelmed by suggestions that a player who bombed at Everton could be heading to Tyneside, it is worth remembering that Sandro netted 14 times in La Liga last season for Malaga and helped fire Spain to the European Under-21 Championships final in the summer.

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