The Guardian are reporting that Newcastle are now ready to try to sign Barcelona’s 20 year-old winger Sandro Ramirez, who we have been interested in for about a year now.
The Guardian says that with Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy still insisting on a £14M permanent deal for Andros Townsend this month, Newcastle will soon be forced to turn to other alternatives.
Sandro Ramirez – 20 year-old Barcelona winger
In fact the Guardian is saying that Newcastle have been forced to looks at other alternatives.
And certainly time is running out with the January transfer window closing a week on Monday.
Newcastle tried to sign the Spanish U21 international in the summer, so he is well known to Graham Carr, but were not successful and the youngster has just turned down the chance to join Real Betis.
However, this would be a risk as it was with Florian Thauvin and Remy Cabella, and it would be better to sign a winger with recognized Premier League experience.
That would mean they could immediately produce for the side and one problem we’ve had this season is that some of our summer signings are still bedding in.
Sandro Ramirez was born in Las Palmas in the Canary Islands, and joined the Barcelona Youth Academy back in 2009.
He played for Barcelona B 61 times with 15 goals and has played for all the Spanish Youth sides including 3 appearances for the U21 side.
Ramirez is now available for a loan deal or a permanent transfer, and maybe Newcastle would go for an initial loan deal, so the coaches could see how he performed through the end of the season?
Sandro has played 19 times this season for Barcelona and scored three goals and in total has 31 appearances for the Spanish powerhouse with 7 goals.
He looks like a talented young player.
The other alternative to Townsend is said to be 24 year-old QPR winger Matt Phillips who is said to be available for a low £4M.
What do you think?