Benfica star Goncalo Ramos could wind up in the Premier League after all, with Manchester United reportedly now keen on the striker.
Wolves reportedly held an interest in the 21-year-old in the final weeks of the summer transfer window.
Journalist Pedro Sepulveda actually claimed that Bruno Lage had ‘made a call’ to Ramos about a potential move to Molineux.
Wolves supposedly made a loan bid for him, with a €5 million (£4.2 million) loan fee and a €30 million (£25 million) obligation to buy.
But nothing materialised in the end, and Wolves of course then went on to sign Sasa Kalajdzic from Stuttgart.
As luck would have it, the 25-year-old then sustained an ACL injury during his debut against Southampton, and he is now out for the foreseeable future.
That forced Wolves to turn to the free agent market, and a couple of weeks ago the club brought in Diego Costa, who is now building his fitness.
Ramos remained with Benfica, whom he has started extremely well for.
He’s made 12 appearances across all competitions so far in 2022/23, and scored eight goals and made five assists. He did pick up a second yellow card against Vizela earlier this month, but that aside it’s been a near-perfect start, as it has been for Benfica who have won all 12 of their games.
According to The Sun, Ramos’ form has caught the attention of United officials.
Benfica value him at around £25 million, a figure the Red Devils would not want to go above.
Goncalo Ramos is currently making for uncomfortable viewing, as Manchester United join hunt for former Wolves target
Ramos is bang in form for Benfica, and there will be a few Wolves fans out there wondering why the club did not sign him ahead of Kalajdzic.
Perhaps it was felt that Kalajdzic was a bit more proven, being 25 compared to the 21-year-old Ramos.
Wolves made the decision they did, and the injury to Kalajdzic was extremely unfortunate and frustrating. Hopefully Costa is able to provide some solid competition for Raul Jimenez.
If he isn’t, then questions will definitely be asked as to why a deal for Ramos was not facilitated.
It will be interesting to see if United make a play for him in January. The Red Devils could really do with another centre-forward, and Ramos has major potential.