Malaga head coach Michel Gonzalez believes former striker Sandro yearns for a return to Southern Spain, despite joining Everton at the beginning of then season.
Although he has shown glimpses of obvious raw talent, the young Spaniard has failed to make a impact at Goodison Park, with several forwards ahead of him in the pecking order.
As reported by Spanish outlet Football Espana, the 22-year-old has supposedly made his feelings clear to those in Malaga, with the manager confident that both the club and the players share the same desire.
“I’m hopeful,” Gonzalez said at a Press conference ahead of Monday’s visit to neighbours Real Betis in La Liga.
“Players play where they want, and I think Sandro wants to come and play for Malaga again.
“From there, everything is subjective and depends on certain situations and negotiations.”
If these statements are in fact true, it could be the final stages of Sandro's short and rather underwhelming career in England, with a move seemingly inevitable after the comments made by Malaga's manager.
Sandro and Everton host Swansea on Monday evening, with the home side looking to continue their run of good from since Allardyce took over last month.