Sandro Ramirez is enjoying the best moment of his career and his six million euro release clause has made him a sought-after striker. It is almost certain the former Barcelona striker will leave Malaga this summer.
The forward from the Canary Islands has scored 13 league goals and has been key to Malaga's survival. Meanwhile, Gines Carvajal's phone -- his agent -- has not stopped ringing.
Tired of waiting for his chance at Barça, Sandro joined Malaga for free. His idea was to play regularly and increase his profile at La Rosaleda. And that is exactly how things have worked out.
Despite Malaga's inconsistent form and an injury early in the season, various Premier League and La Liga clubs are now watching the player with an eye on paying his release clause this summer -- six million euros is nothing in today's market.
Among those interested are Tottenham. Their coach Mauricio Pochettino has been following him for years and has tried to sign him before, but he would only have a back-up role to Harry Kane in London.
Other clubs, such as Stoke City, have also been following Sandro for a while. Mark Hughes, a former Barça player himself, already tried to sign him on one occasion and has regularly brought in players with Blaugrana DNA.
Southampton and Newcastle are also following the situation, while Spanish clubs Sevilla, Villarreal and Atletico may also be prepared to pay the 21-year-old's clause before next season.