Wolves could make a play for Goncalo Ramos, with Fabio Silva set to join Anderlecht on loan.
According to UOL Esporte journalist Bruno Andrade, Wanderers are set to reopen negotiations with Benfica over the 21-year-old.
Apparently, the player is seen as ‘negotiable’ by those at Benfica.
Wolves manager Bruno Lage is said by Andrade to know the youngster well, having obviously managed the Portuguese giants previously.
That said, Ramos didn’t actually make his first-team debut for Benfica until shortly after Lage left the club. But it’s reasonable to assume Lage took a keen interest in the youth setup whilst he was there.
Ramos made 46 appearances for Benfica last term across all competitions, and scored eight goals and made four assists.
It took him some time to get up to speed in 2021/22, with six of his seven league goals coming in 2022.
Benfica have had a fairly busy summer so far, and the signings they have made potentially impact Ramos next season were he to stay at the club.
The club have so far brought in David Neres, Enzo Fernandez – who was strongly linked with Wolves recently – and Petar Musa.
The signings of Fernandez and Musa are particularly unhelpful for Ramos.
So Wolves are reportedly looking to potentially prise him away from Estadio da Luz, with Silva set to head to Belgium.
Apparently Silva has given the move the green light and Wolves are happy to send him there after Anderlecht made a loan offer.
It is not the first time Wolves have been linked with Ramos, with O Novo reporting last summer that Lage was keen to snap up the Portuguese starlet.
Wolves need to move quickly to sign Ramos if Silva is leaving on loan
With Silva looking very likely to leave the club soon to join Anderlecht on loan, Wolves need to get move quickly to get Ramos in.
The youngster is a real talent. According to Football Transfers, Ramos ‘isn’t a typical predatory striker, but is naturally fit and can play well in any kind of pressing system which suits his aggression and determination’.
He is also known for his spacial awareness.
If Wolves do land Ramos, it is probably not advisable for the club to stop there.
Ultimately, he’s still young and it’s a risk to head into the new season with just him and Raul Jimenez.
Ideally, Wanderers need to be signing another centre-forward who is a bit more proven.