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Manchester United Are Eyeing A Move For This Benfica Star: What Will He Bring To Old Trafford?

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Abhinab Ghosh
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In a recent print edition, A Bola (via Sport Witness) revealed that Manchester United are eyeing a move for Benfica star Goncalo Ramos. It has been claimed that the Red Devils have identified the Portugal international as a target for the summer transfer window.

Ramos’ Decent Numbers At The Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica This Season

Ramos has enjoyed a good run of form for the Portuguese club during this campaign and has been responsible for producing a run of productive displays as the focal point of their attack. The Olhao-born sensation has banged in 21 goals and picked up eight assists in 33 appearances for Benfica this season on all fronts.

The 21-year-old deserves some credit for averaging 3.5 shots, 0.6 key passes and 0.6 dribbles per 90 minutes in Liga Portugal. He has even linked up play well with his teammates in the final third, as evidenced by his pass completion rate of 75.1% in league football (stats via whoscored).

His current contract at Benfica is set to run out in the summer of 2026. Hence, Man United will have to make a big offer if they are serious about recruiting him at the end of this campaign.

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What Will Ramos Bring To Manchester United?

Ramos can engineer space for himself to get a few shots in on-target and has begun to prove his worth as a prolific presence in front of the opponent’s goal. He can also create some decent plays for others around him and is usually clever with his movements in and around the opposition penalty box.

The Portuguese talent is primarily a centre-forward but can also fill in as a secondary striker alongside someone else if his manager asks him to do so. However, he has to find a way to improve his link-up play on the attacking end of the field if he wants to prove his worth in Premier League football someday.

We can expect Ramos to bring more goals to Man United boss Erik ten Hag’s frontline. He is good enough to offer some serious competition for Marcus Rashford and would serve as an upgrade to Wout Weghorst, who has struggled to be consistent at Old Trafford in recent weeks.

At 21, Ramos has got the potential to become a success story at the Mancunian club. Thus, ten Hag would be wise to try everything in his power to lure him to the Theatre of Dreams during the summer transfer period.

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