Man United and Bayern Munich are both leading the battle for the signature of Benfica striker Goncalo Ramos. The 21-year-old centre-forward has been sensational for the Eagles this campaign, scoring eight times and assisting six more in 12 games across all tournaments.
Ramos made his first team bow in 2020 and has now been afforded the chance to impress consistently in the first XI. The departure of Nunez to Liverpool last summer saw Goncalo handed the starting role. Portugal international has so far not just repaid the club’s faith in him, but also attracted attention from some of Europe’s biggest teams.
Martial continues to struggle with injuries while Ronaldo has been relegated to a glorified role off the bench. While the Dutch manager’s side have done well so far, they will need to bring in a striker who can lead the line and act as a consistent source for goals.
However, at 21, the Portuguese striker is better off polishing his game at Benfica than rushing into a transfer. Should he keep up his current form, the Portuguese will not be short of suitors in the years to come.
The Eagles, for their part, are keen to keep the striker and look set to offer him improved terms. They are seeking to provide him with a raise while also attaching a €120m buyout clause. The Primeira Liga club are shrewd negotiators, and Goncalo Ramos potentially signing the extension will only give them more leeway during talks.