Newcastle have been interested in Sandro Ramirez since the summer of 2015 when he was still at Barcelona and after his excellent season at Malaga, there are a number of clubs after him this summer – including Newcastle United.
The lad is only 21 and he’s played for all the Spanish youth sides and 3 times for the U21 side and he looks like a classy young player who can score goals.
He’s had a really good first season at Malaga scoring 16 goals in 30 total games for the club.
21 year-old former Barcelona striker Sandro Ramirez
Sky Sports journalist Guillem Balague knows Rafa Benitez very well and he had this to say about the 21 year-old 5ft 9 ins tall striker today:
“Premier League clubs are battling for Sandro Ramirez” “He is linked to five clubs, three of them in the Premier League,”
“He is a player that has definitely caught the attention of many.”
“Atletico Madrid want him as well so he will see what happens with their transfer ban.”
Malaga coach Michel has admitted it may be hard to hold onto his player this summer:
“Sandro is in demand.” “We cannot keep him if he doesn’t want to continue.”
“We can’t do anything more than all the efforts we have made, and all we have to do is wait for his decision.”
Ramirez was born in Las Palmas in the Canary Isles and played initially for his home-town club UD Las Palmas before joining Barcelona’s youth setup in 2009 at the age of 14.
He played a total of 32 times with 7 goals for the Barcelona first team before moving to Malaga last summer on a three year contract.
He looks like a very good young player who could be an excellent signings for us.
What do you think?