Manchester United 'preparing £25m bid for Benfica's Goncalo Ramos'

Manchester United are ‘preparing a £25m bid for Benfica forward Goncalo Ramos’ as Erik ten Hag looks for a new forward… and the club have ‘already made contact with the Portugal U21 international’s representatives’

  • Manchester United are reportedly preparing a bid for Benfica’s Goncalo Ramos
  • The 21-year-old has scored eight goals in 12 games for Benfica so far this season
  • United are believed to have already made contact with Ramos’ representatives
  • Erik ten Hag’s side are looking for a forward and may make a move in January 

Manchester United are reportedly preparing a bid for Benfica forward Goncalo Ramos.

The 21-year-old has scored eight goals in 12 games for the Portuguese side so far this season, alerting United officials who are hunting for a forward.

According to The Sun, United will not pay more than the £25million Benfica value Ramos at, but have already made contact with the forward’s representatives.

Manchester United are reportedly preparing a bid for Benfice forward Goncalo Ramos

Erik ten Hag’s side are light up front and want to sign a forward in the January transfer window

New manager Erik ten Hag is believed to have his hands tied ahead of the January transfer window, with the Galzer family reportedly planning a quiet window after spending £230million in the summer.

It is however believed that they will look to bring in a forward, with Cristiano Ronaldo still looking to leave the club and Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial currently injured.

Newcastle were keeping an eye on Ramos in the summer window as Eddie Howe’s side looked for a striker, but they instead signed Alexander Isak for £63million.

Ramos has eight goals so far this season and scored twice in Benfica’s 5-0 win this weekend

A Portugal U21 international, Ramos has scored 20 goals in 59 games for Benfica in total.

He’s set to move to a major European league soon, having continued his fine form into this year after scoring against Liverpool in last season’s Champions League quarterfinal, playing support to Reds summer signing Darwin Nunez.

United meanwhile are hoping they will be able to build on a good run of form after the international break after winning four games in a row – including victories against Liverpool and Arsenal – following back-to-back defeats at the start the season. 

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