Man United could make a January move to sign Benfica forward, Goncalo Ramos.
Let’s be honest, the summer transfer window was a pretty hard slog for Manchester United Football Club.
The Old Trafford side dilly-dallied in the early portion of the transfer period, before eventually frantically getting deals done late on. It was a positive window overall, though there’s still work to be done.
United’s squad is still looking thin in some areas, with further quality needed in others. One position that could be addressed in January is the final third. Cristiano Ronaldo isn’t getting any younger, while Anthony Martial seemingly cannot stay fit.
Enter, Goncalo Ramos.
It’s The Sun who talk up a potential Reds move for Ramos, who state that Ten Hag is ‘eyeing’ a move to sign the 21-year-old forward.
Ramos, who has scored eight goals in 12 games this season, is valued at around £25m by Benfica – though the player reportedly has a £100m release clause in his current contract.
Apparently, United have made ‘contact’ with the player’s representatives due to his good form.
Although the Red Devils do not have a big transfer pot for January, there is still recognition that there is an ‘urgent need’ for another forward. Hence, this deal will be sanctioned by the board if United can agree a deal with Benfica.
The Portugal U21 international was linked to Newcastle over the summer, while he’s also being eyed by German giants Bayern Munich.
The longer United leave this deal, the more clubs who’ll start to show an interest in the ever-improving Ramos. Hence why a mid-season move may be the Reds’ best bet at getting this deal to happen. Hopefully, we start to hear more sources back up these claims soon.
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