PSG ‘close’ to SL Benfica striker and Manchester United target Goncalo Ramos transfer
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) are ‘close’ to signing Goncalo Ramos from SL Benfica amidst interest from Manchester United, according to A Bola via Spanish outlet Marca.
The Parisians have been interested in acquiring the Portugal international’s services in the ongoing transfer window. To that end, they are set to seal a deal for the youngster.
Luis Enrique’s team will pay the Primeira Liga outfit €65 million plus €15 million in add-ons to get a hold of the 22-year-old’s signature. As per transfer guru Fabrizio Romano on Twitter, the French champions are expected to complete the deal this week.
PSG’s main target was to get Rasmus Hojlund from Atalanta. However, the Red Devils have pipped the Ligue 1 outfit to the Denmark international’s signature. Apart from the 20-year-old, the Old Trafford side have also had their eyes on Ramos.
Last season, the Portuguese broke onto the scene at Benfica and replaced Darwin Nunez, who signed for Liverpool last summer, as their talisman. The striker made 47 appearances in all competitions for the Primeira Liga outfit in the 2022/23 term, scoring 27 goals and providing 12 assists.
At PSG, their attack lost Lionel Messi this summer. As things stand, the future of Kylian Mbappe is also uncertain. Therefore, they evidently need to add reinforcements up front.
As for United, with the potential arrival of Hojlund, we will have arguably addressed our main concern this summer. Anthony Martial is the only natural number nine at Erik ten Hag’s disposal for now.
During pre-season, the gaffer has experimented with Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford as the strikers. Unfortunately, we have struggled to score goals in the friendlies.
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Ramos is a promising talent. However, it looks like the Red Devils will hedge their bets on Atalata’s striker to lead their line next season. It will be interesting to see how the Portuguese and the Danish national will fare in the big leagues.