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SL Benfica expect £103 million from Manchester United for Goncalo Ramos

Manchester United are expected to pay the £103 million release clause to acquire the services of Goncalo Ramos from SL Benfica, according to Correio da Manha via Sports Mole (h/t Manchester Evening News).

Rui Costa, the president of the Primeira Liga outfit, anticipates the Red Devils to trigger the option to get a hold of the Portugal international’s services.

As things stand, the Old Trafford side are yet to make an approach for the striker. Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane is a target for the club. However, if a move for the English skipper fails, the 22-year-old is one of the alternatives.

SL Benfica expect £103 million from Manchester United for Goncalo Ramos.
SL Benfica are waiting for Manchester United to make a move for Goncalo Ramos.

Benfica received and rejected £50 million from an unnamed club for Ramos. However, the Eagles await United making a move for the Portuguese sooner rather than later.

The striker has grown from strength to strength over the last two seasons. In the previous campaign, he played second fiddle to Darwin Nunez. But the Uruguayan’s departure has led to the 22-year-old taking the mantle at the Lisbon-based club.

Ramos also caught a lot of people’s attention in the 2022 World Cup. The youngster started over Cristiano Ronaldo in the round of 16 against Switzerland and scored a hat-trick.

SL Benfica expect £103 million from Manchester United for Goncalo Ramos.
Manchester United lack depth in the attack. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

United’s forward line consists of Anthony Martial as the only natural striker. In the 2022/23 term, the French national was on the sidelines consistently due to fitness issues.

We had signed Wout Weghorst in January on loan as cover for the former AS Monaco star. However, the Holland international has returned to Burnley after the conclusion of his temporary move.

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Ramos is one of the finest prospects in the market at the moment. But will the Old Trafford side go all out and pay the 22-year-old’s release clause in the coming weeks? Only time will tell.