Man United to investigate about striker Goncalo Ramos

Manchester United are set to make an enquiry with reference to the provision of Benfica striker Goncalo Ramos forward of the January window although supervisor Erik ten Hag has been advised it is not sure a striker will arrive subsequent month, sources have advised ESPN.

United want so as to add a forward inside the January window following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Ramos is amongst a terrific deal of gamers being adopted collectively with Cody Gakpo, Rafael Leao and Joao Felix, although there stays a view at previous Trafford that January is not the glorious time to herald new gamers.

Sources have additionally advised ESPN that there are important funds constraints on account of the COVID-19 pandemic and a greater than anticipated outlay on transfers final summer time.

Ten Hag, nonetheless, believes the squad is wanting firepower following Ronaldo’s exit and would love the membership to discover no matter selections can be found.

Ramos obtained here shut to leaving Benfica final summer time however stayed after the Portuguese side obtained here by way of qualifying to e-book their place inside the Champions League group levels.

Benfica had been contemplating bids of round €20 million earlier than the start of the season however Ramos’ inventory has risen significantly after he scored a hat trick for Portugal of their World Cup spherical-of-sixteen tie in direction of Switzerland. He has scored 14 in 21 video games for Benfica to this point this season.

in the meantime, Gakpo’s valuation has almost doubled after his spectacular type in Qatar.

United had been quoted round €30m by PSV Eindhoven inside the summertime however after three goals for the Netherlands on the World Cup, it is now nearer to €50m. Sources have additionally advised ESPN that PSV are eager to maintain Gakpo in January to assist their bid to win a major Eredivisie title since 2018.

Sources have advised ESPN that United have been alerted to Felix’s availability in January, although Atletico Madrid‘s valuation of round €100m is problematic.

One various being thought of is presenting Atletico with a mortgage current in January with an obligation to make the transfer everlasting on the tip of the season. Felix’s Atletico teammate, Alvaro Morata, will be of curiosity after enquiries had been first made inside the summertime.