Manchester United could be ready to smash their transfer record to secure the signing of Benfica striker Goncalo Ramos this summer. The move would see them potentially spend more on the Portuguese forward than they did on Paul Pogba in 2016, as part of a major squad rebuild. Ramos has been identified as a top target for the Red Devils following his World Cup hat-trick for Portugal and impressive 17-goal league campaign for Benfica.
The potential move comes amid a thin front line for United, with only Anthony Martial and Wout Weghorst as true centre-forwards in the senior team, and wingers Antony and Jadon Sancho struggling at times. Ramos would be expected to bring new life to the group as United looks to meet high expectations for the 2023-24 season.
Manchester United eye Goncalo Ramos as their marquee signing
According to reports from The Mirror, the potential new owners could bring Ramos in as their marquee signing, especially if the Manchester side fails to acquire the services of Harry Kane. The report suggests that United boss Erik ten Hag is considering a move for the striker in the range of £70-100m.
Despite Benfica’s constant selling of young players, they are currently leading the Portuguese league with three matches remaining, and Ramos will be looking to help the club win the title. According to reports, no offer has yet been accepted by Ramos or his representatives, and no decision on his future will be made until the squad lifts the Primeira Liga trophy after holding off Porto, who are currently just four points behind. So while the idea of United smashing their transfer record for Ramos is certainly exciting for fans, it remains to be seen whether the deal will come to fruition.
Nevertheless, the potential signing of Ramos is part of a larger squad overhaul that United are looking to undertake this summer. With the club facing pressure to win titles and compete at the highest level, they will be looking to strengthen their squad with top-tier talent. If the Red Devils can secure the signing of the 21-year-old, it could be a major step towards achieving those goals.
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