Transfer News: Manchester United are set to battle it out for Goncalo Ramos
Manchester United are set to battle it out against several European clubs for the signature of SL Benfica striker Goncalo Ramos. This is according to Portuguese news outlet JN via The Sun (h/t Metro).
Erik ten Hag is keen to bring in a number nine at the club and the 21-year-old has been identified as a potential target to bring in to the club once the January transfer window opens.
But the Red Devils will face competition for his signature. Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Newcastle United are all said to be interested in the Portuguese forward.
The current options in the striker department are simply not enough. Anthony Martial has been injured for most of this season and Marcus Rashford has been deputising for him up front.
Cristiano Ronaldo has only started one game in the Premier League so far, and he does not look like a very trusted option for Ten Hag. A new number nine is needed to help increase the depth and Ramos fits that bill.
Ramos has been in good form this season. The 21-year-old has scored eight goals in 12 appearances so far for the Portuguese club in all competitions. Standing at 6ft 1in, the striker could become the perfect target man for United.
Benfica will consider offers of around £35 million for the 21-year-old whose contract expires in 2025. Ten Hag could use the Portuguese contingent at United to lure the young up-and-coming striker to Old Trafford.
With a host of other clubs also interested, it will be wise for the Reds to get a head start on them. It remains to be seen if the Manchester club can beat their rivals to the 21-year-old’s signature.
It is imperative that we are not left behind and are late in recruiting future talent. The 6-3 loss against Man City today showed the difference between the two teams and what an in-form striker can do.
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Ramos isn’t Haaland but he is a young, talented player that can reach his potential under our Dutch manager.