Santiago Sosa admits to having been “hurt” by the failed transfer train from Everton.

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The 21-year-old was closely associated with the move to Goodison Park last summer, when the blues kept an eye on the Argentinean wunderkind.

River Plate star Santiago Sosa spoke about the “pain” he felt when a transfer to Everton could not be completed.

Everton had kept an eye on River Plate star Santiago Sosa.

This year there are still reports linking Sosa to a move to Merseyside as there are several indications in his home country that Everton is pushing for a move.

Soccer director Marcel Brands even ruled over the midfielder at the 2019 South American U-20 Championship, where Sosa was appointed to the team of the tournament but the club did not act in their best interests.

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However, one deal was never completed because the player was allegedly unable to obtain a work permit.

SportWitness reports that Sosa’s agent tried to get a deal “across the line”.

Sosa has now commented on the situation and admitted his disappointment that the interest could not lead to a transfer.

And “despite the disappointment, it was made clear that Everton’s interest did not cease and it was strongly believed that he could end up at the club at some point in the future.

“The Everton thing was something very concrete,” he told TNT Sports.

“It hurt me that it failed, but now I have changed mentality and I am happy in River.

“It didn’t end because I didn’t have the European citizenship to go….

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