MANCHESTER UNITED could land Goncalo Ramos in a January transfer, according to reports.
The Red Devils are desperate to sign a new striker to bolster their front line.
Goncalo Ramos is a transfer target for Manchester UnitedCredit: Reuters
United’s rivals improved up front in the summer with Erling Haaland heading to Manchester City, Gabriel Jesus joining Arsenal and Liverpool landing Darwin Nunez from Benfica.
And Nunez’s replacement Ramos has hit the ground running already this season with eight goals and six assists in 12 matches.
That included a hat-trick to help the Portuguese giants qualify for the Champions League.
Ramos is under contract at Benfica until 2025, signing a new deal last year.
But according to JN in Portugal, United are hopeful of luring him to Old Trafford in January.
However, they face competition from a number of top European sides including Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and mega-rich Newcastle – who failed in their pursuit of Ramos in the summer.
It is said Benfica would want around £35million for the 21-year-old striker.
United, who did not replace Edinson Cavani, look set to lose Cristiano Ronaldo in 2023 – either in January or at the end of the season – while Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial have suffered injury and form struggles.
And Ramos is confident he has everything it takes to be a successful No9 in modern football.
He said: “Increasingly, more is asked of a spearhead to be more complete.
“People thought that a striker is only there to score goals and the rest doesn’t matter, but I think that over the last few years that image is disappearing a little bit.
“It is increasingly important for a striker to be more in the game and contribute more to the team, to connect the game, to put pressure on.
“Often with movements in which you end up in another position and ask for another type of task.”
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