9 Sandro Ramírez

esp Spain
July 9, 1995

Sandro Ramirez joined Everton from Malaga on a four-year contract in July 2017.

The forward, a product of Barcelona’s famed La Masia academy, became the Blues’ fourth recruit of the summer transfer window, following goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and playmaker Davy Klaassen through the door at Goodison Park.

Sandro, aged 21, arrived at Everton after a prolific season in La Liga with Malaga, where he averaged better than a goal every two games. In all competitions, he netted 16 times in 32 appearances.

Born on the island of Gran Canaria, Sandro moved to mainland Spain to join Barcelona as a teenager. He rose through their youth setup, featuring regularly for the Catalans’ B side before earning a senior debut against Villarreal in August 2014. He marked the occasion in sensational fashion by scoring the winner, just 12 minutes after entering the action as a substitute.

Sandro went on to play 12 times for Barcelona in 2014/15 and 20 matches the following campaign, collecting La Liga winners’ medals in both seasons as Barcelona were crowned back-to-back champions under Luis Enrique.

He signed for Malaga in July 2016, departing Barcelona having scored a total of seven goals in 32 appearances for the European giants.

He was a regular starter during his one full season with Malaga and his 16 goals for the club included a superb solo effort against his former employers Barca.

Internationally, Sandro has represented Spain at every level from Under-16s through to Under-21s.

In the weeks before signing for Everton, he was involved at the 2017 Under-21 European Championships in Poland and scored a fine goal against Portugal prior to completing his switch to the Blues.