Newcastle are reportedly interested in a £2m loan deal for Everton’s Sandro Ramirez, who has underwhelmed since his summer arrival on Merseyside.
The reports claim that Rafa Benitez is willing to sanction a move, should the board agree, that would see Newcastle pay a loan fee of around £2 million plus the Spaniard’s £100,000 a week wages in full.
Improving the striking department at St. James’ Park has been viewed as imperative in this window.
Reports suggest that Benitez believes current striker Joselu would be best served playing alongside another striker, and feels that Spanish compatriot Sandro could be that player.
The striker has struggled badly for form since moving to Goodison Park for £5.2m last summer from Malaga, managing just three Premier League starts and 15 appearances overall.
The Spaniard also has just one goal for Everton, which came in the Europa League in a 5-1 home defeat to Atalanta.
Sandro has also apparently garnered interest from Spain, in the form of Sevilla and Real Betis, but both clubs would be looking at a permanent deal for the 22-year-old.
Everton manager Sam Allardyce is reluctant to sell Sandro as he believes he can still be a success in England.