Sevilla and Valencia are reportedly interested in signing Everton forward Sandro Ramirez, who has endured a nightmare start to his career at Goodison Park.

Sandro joined the Toffees from Malaga in the summer for €6m (£5.2m, $7m) after enjoying a rather productive season at La Rosaleda, but he has not managed to replicate his strong showings in the Premier League.

The former Barcelona youth star has started just four matches in all competitions and has been frozen out of the first-team reckoning by Everton caretaker boss David Unsworth, who has not included him in any of his match-day squads since taking over from the dismissed Ronald Koeman.

Sandro will hope his fortunes change when a new manager arrives on Merseyside, but a report from Spanish radio station Cadena Cope, relayed by Estadio Deportivo, claims that he is unhappy with his current situation and is 'seriously considering' a move to Sevilla in the January transfer window.

The Andalucian outfit were monitoring Sandro in the summer transfer market but were ultimately pipped to his signature by Everton, who moved quickly to sign him after Atletico Madrid's interest was ended due to their player registration ban.

Sevilla are apparently willing to sign Sandro on loan with a view to a permanent transfer in the summer, but they are not the only La Liga outfit interested in offering the 22-year-old a route out of his Everton nightmare.

High-flying Valencia, who have enjoyed a wonderful start to the season under new manager Marcelino, are 'aware' of Sandro's plight at Everton and could rival Sevilla for his services in the winter amid concerns over the fitness of Simone Zaza, who has been suffering from a niggling knee problem in recent weeks.

Zaza has revived his career at Valencia following a torrid spell in England with West Ham United, scoring nine times to help his new side climb to second in La Liga, four points behind leaders Barcelona. Los Che may hope to replicate their work with Zaza and help Sandro enjoy a similar career revival - they are 'captivated' by the versatile forward's skillset, according to Superdeporte.

Sandro is currently Everton's fourth-choice forward behind Oumar Niasse, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Wayne Rooney, but his situation could drastically change for the better with the arrival of a new permanent manager. Marco Silva is the latest name to be linked with the Goodison hotseat, but Watford rejected Everton's request to speak with the former Hull City boss on Monday (13 November).

With no appointment imminent, Unsworth looks likely to take charge of Everton's trip to Crystal Palace on Saturday, and Sandro will hope the former Toffees full-back will see fit to include him in his match-day squad as he bids to lift the club further away from the relegation zone.

Sandro Ramirez
Sandro's not enjoyed the most fruitful of starts to his Premier League career. Getty