Manchester United are reportedly close to signing Benfica forward Goncalo Ramos.
The 21-year-old has scored eight goals in 12 appearances for the Portuguese side so far this season, surprising United officials, who are said to be in search of a striker.
According to the reports stated by The Sun, United won’t be paying Ramos more than Benfica’s £25 million, but they have already been in contact with the striker’s representatives.
The hands of new manager Erik ten Hag are believed to be tied before the January transfer window, after the Glazer family reportedly spent £230 million over the summer and is now planning a quiet window.
However, with Cristiano Ronaldo still looking to leave Manchester United and Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial currently injured, they are believed to be in search of acquiring the striker.
When Eddie Howe’s side was looking for a striker, Newcastle had their eyes on Ramos in the summer window, instead, they signed their deal with Alexander Isak for £63 million.
Ramos about the Portugal Striker who might come to Manchester United
The Portugal Under-21 international Ramos has scored 20 goals in 59 appearances for Benfica.
After scoring in last year’s Champions League quarter-final against Liverpool and supporting Darwin Nunez, who joined the Reds in the summer, he has continued his form this year and is set to move to a major Europa league soon.
He was heavily overshadowed by Darwin Nunez last season, but this time he’s upping his game and making every step count. A move to Manchester United could very well be the next step in his career.
Meanwhile, United is hoping to be in good shape after an international break, following four straight wins, including losing streaks to Liverpool and Arsenal early in the season.