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Man Utd told Benfica's asking price for Portugal hero Ramos, he could be a January bargain

Man Utd told Benfica's asking price for Portugal hero Ramos, he could be a January bargain

Manchester United are reportedly interested in Portugal and Benfica striker Goncalo Ramos, and have been given a price tag

Manchester United have been told the asking price for Benfica and Portugal star Goncalo Ramos.

According to Record, Benfica have set a €40 million price tag on the 21 year old, who has 14 goals and 6 assists in 21 appearances for his club this season.

Erik Ten Hag is reportedly an admirer of the player, with Manchester United in need of a striker following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Alongside this, Ramos made headlines in the World Cup on Tuesday, when he became the first player since Germany legend Miroslav Klose in 2002 to net a hat-trick in their debut World Cup start, with an impressive treble against Switzerland.

A Performance To Remember

When it was announced that the forward would be starting ahead of the legendary Cristiano Ronaldo in a vital World Cup knockout match, some eyebrows would undoubtedly have been raised.

Yet, the selection gamble from Portugal manager Fernando Santos paid off emphatically, with Ramos rising to the occasion, scoring 3 goals and providing an assist, all within 66 minutes.

Ramos’s first was a well taken strike which appeared to slightly deceive experienced Switzerland goalkeeper Yann Sommer, whilst his second was a finish converted expertly following a cross from Diogo Dalot.

Ramos then set up Portugal’s left back Raphael Guerreiro, before completing his hat trick with an elegant chip.

Of course, this performance could certainly have impacted Ramos’s initial €40 million valuation, with the player making such a significant statement on the world stage.

A Ronaldo replacement?

Manchester United are likely to be in the market for a new striker, particularly following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Without Ronaldo, United only have two players who can play as that much-needed number 9.

Marcus Rashford has found form this season, yet Anthony Martial has only made 5 appearances in the Premier League this campaign. Ramos would fit the criteria of a young, capable striker with a proven goalscoring record.

With Ramos replacing Ronaldo in the Portugal team on Tuesday, could we see a similar swap happen at club level?

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Portugal, Manchester United, Football