Manchester United is getting ready to talk to Benfica about a January transfer for their young starlet Goncalo Ramos.
At the World Cup, the 21-year-old striker made his debut on the international stage by scoring an incredible hat trick for Portugal against Switzerland in the round of 16.
According to ESPN, the 6 foot 1 inch marksman is being considered by the Red Devils as a potential replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo, who left the team last month by mutual consent.
Erik ten Hag has informed the Old Trafford hierarchy that a replacement forward option is urgently needed, and the search for an attacker open to a winter switch has already started.
Rafael Leao of AC Milan and Joao Felix of Atletico Madrid have both recently been mentioned in connection with United.
The amount of money Ten Hag will need to spend is still unknown, though, because of the summer’s excessive spending and the coronavirus pandemic’s ongoing financial hardship.
Ramos, who has scored 14 goals in 21 games for Benfica this season, is not likely to be inexpensive.
According to reports, Paris Saint-Germain refused to pay a sum just under £40 million last summer; this amount has probably increased significantly over the past few weeks.
Ramos’ current contract has a £103.5 million release clause, but the Red Devils have no plans to submit a bid that high.