Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing Benfica striker Goncalo Ramos, as the club looks to bolster their attacking options this summer. The 21-year-old has scored 23 goals and provided 10 assists this season, catching the attention of United scouts after his impressive hat-trick against Switzerland at the World Cup. However, Ramos is said to be growing impatient with Benfica over their failure to offer him an improved contract, despite club president Rui Costa promising him a salary increase last summer.
United are also considering other options, including Tottenham’s Harry Kane, Napoli’s Victor Osimhen, and Atalanta’s Rasmus Højlund. However, Kane is expected to cost around £100m, while Osimhen is reportedly valued at €150m by Napoli. Højlund, on the other hand, has impressed United scouts with his rapid development at Atalanta, scoring eight times in 23 appearances this season since joining from Sturm Graz for around £15m last summer.
If United do decide to pursue Ramos, they may need to pay a large fee due to his release clause, which is thought to be similar to that of Enzo Fernandez, who was signed by Chelsea for a Premier League record fee of £106m in January. Benfica also collected £85m from Liverpool after selling Darwin Nunez last summer.
United are keen to sign a new striker this summer as they look to challenge for the Premier League title next season. The club finished second behind Manchester City this season, but were 12 points adrift of their rivals. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly keen to add more firepower to his squad, with the likes of Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial struggling for form at times this season.
It remains to be seen whether United will make a move for Ramos or any of their other targets this summer, but the club is expected to be active in the transfer market as they look to close the gap on City next season.