Manchester United ready to smash club record to land 21-year-old Iberian marksman

Manchester United ‘preparing’ record bid for SL Benfica striker Goncalo Ramos

Manchester United are ‘preparing’ a potential record bid to present SL Benfica to acquire the services of Goncalo Ramos, according to The Mirror.

The 21-year-old is seen as a great prospect for the future by the Old Trafford side. To that end, the Red Devils are set to start discussions to get a hold of the youngster’s signature.

As things stand, the Manchester-based club are expected to start talks with the Primeira Liga outfit and a fee between £70–£100 million has been touted for the Portugal international. The record fee we have paid for a player is £89.3 million for Paul Pogba in 2016.

Manchester United 'preparing' record bid for SL Benfica striker Goncalo Ramos.
Manchester United are eyeing a move for Goncalo Ramos. (Photo by Gualter Fatia/Getty Images)

United are looking to bolster the front line next summer. For now, Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane is the main target. However, Erik ten Hag is also keen on working with Ramos.

The gaffer has a pedigree of developing young players into world-class stars. During the Dutch manager’s time at Ajax, he brought through the likes of Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt.

Two of Ten Hag’s prospects from Ajax, Lisandro Martinez, and Antony, were signed by the Red Devils last summer. The centre-back and the forward have done well in their debut season in Manchester.

At the moment, the gaffer only has two natural number nines at his disposal at the Old Trafford side. But both Anthony Martial and Wout Weghorst have been underwhelming this season.

The former AS Monaco star has struggled with injuries in the current campaign, while the Burnley loanee has not been up to our standards. Therefore, we seemingly require reinforcements in the striking department.

More Manchester United News

Ramos has burst onto the scene this season at Benfica and has taken the mantle from Darwin Nunez, who joined Liverpool in the summer of 2022. Hopefully, United will be able to convince the Portuguese to make a move to the Theatre of Dreams in the coming future.