Manchester United plan £25m bid for Benfica striker Goncalo Ramos

Manchester United were not successful in their quest to sign a centre-forward in the summer. It was expected that they would wait a year unless Cristiano Ronaldo left before deadline day. That said, the shortage of world class strikers in the market made it difficult because Erling Haaland had already joined Manchester City.

The Sun claim Benfica striker Goncalo Ramos is the name being considered now and that he could be available for a bargain fee next year.

The Portuguese giants made a whopping £67.5 million (via Transfermarkt) from selling Darwin Nunez in the summer and it looks like they’ve got more attacking players attracting interest from the Premier League.

Ramos reportedly has a £100m release clause in his current deal, however, it is believed that Benfica value him at £25 million which sounds fishy to say the least.

I’m wary of where this story was source because Ramos, 21, has eight goals in 12 matches this season. It sounds like someone is putting his name out there, as a young player showing encouraging form in front of goal, because Benfica will demand a lot more if his goal tally continues to rise.

Benfica have another young striker worth keeping an eye on in the name of Henrique Araujo. The 20-year-old is only in the process of breaking into the first team with three appearances this season.

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