According to the Daily Mail, Everton boss Ronald Koeman and the Merseyside club’s director of football Steve Walsh scouted Malaga forward Sandro Ramirez during Sunday’s La Liga fixture with Celta Vigo.
Liverpool, Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur have both been credited with an interest in Malaga’s 21-year-old forward Sandro, who has scored 14 times in 28 La Liga appearances during the 2016-17 campaign.
However, according to the Daily Mail, Everton have stepped ahead of their rivals in the race after head coach Koeman made a personal check on the former Barcelona forward at the weekend.
Everton have agreed terms on the signing of Malaga striker Sandro Ramirez according to the Times. The club has triggered his release clause at £5.1m and now the 21 year old Malaga striker is free to discuss personal terms with the blues. Atletico Madrid, Sevilla, Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle were also interested in signing the young forward, but Everton look to have jumped to the front of the queue with Ronald Koeman and Steve Walsh pictured watching the player in Spain last week. Sandro has scored 14 goals in 26 starts for the La Liga club this season since signing from Barcelona last summer.