The past few months have been pretty difficult for Sandro Ramirez. The Everton forward has been struggled since his summer arrival from Malaga. Everton went on a spending spree in the summer as they tried to overcome their previous year’s performance and Sandro arrived in a bid to fulfil the purpose.

But it hasn’t been the case so far as The Toffees had to battle relegation for the most of the time this season. Everton did have difficulties on their road and they had hoped the forward would come very handy but the 22-year-old failed to address the problem.

Former gaffer Ronald Koeman underwent a massive overhaul in the summer as he tried to bring drastic changes to the side. With so many changes in the side, they were supposed to challenge the top four spot at least but instead of it, they had been flirting with relegation.

Sandro’s situation has been closely observed by Valencia and the Spanish side have enquired about the availability of the 22-year-old. Los Che have been excellent throughout this campaign and have been pushing Barcelona hard from the second spot.

Valencia are quite interested to bring him on loan in January till the end of the season and want an option to buy clause to be included in the contract. Valencia have set his value in the range of £7m but the Toffees are eyeing close to £9m.

The Spanish striker has found the net just once in the Europa League in the 5-1 thrashing at the hand of Atalanta. Koeman failed to get the better of him while David Unsworth completely ignored him.

So he deserves more chances and Sam Allardyce might be able to provide him some game time. Allardyce expresses concern over Sandro’s struggle and insisted the club need to help him. “It’s more difficult when a club is struggling to come and show the talents that they showed abroad, and time is what they need sometimes.

“They come into a different country, a different culture, a different environment, different training programmes from your previous club – and if it’s the first time you’ve travelled that’s even more difficult.

“It’s our responsibility to make sure that not only are they comfortable here at the club, but that they’re comfortable where they live and their partner is comfortable with the choices that they’ve made – and when they go home, apart from being disappointed if they’re not included, that everything is okay.”

Everton haven’t really succeeded in replacing Romelu Lukaku’s goals so Sandro is expected to be given a good run to prove his mettle in the Premier League.

Anirban Sarkar is a former columnist of The 4th Official. A huge East Bengal fan and has travelled over 1000 miles to see his team in action.