Wolves transfer news: Wolves tried to sign Goncalo Ramos on loan from Benfica
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Wolves transfer news: Wolves tried to sign Goncalo Ramos on loan from Benfica

Wolves reportedly enquired about signing Goncalo Ramos on loan from Benfica.

As reported by Record, Wanderers made a move to land the 21-year-old on a temporary basis.

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The need for a striker is huge at Molineux at the moment, with Raul Jimenez out injured for several weeks and Fabio Silva out on loan at Anderlecht.

Yesterday the club slipped to a 2-1 defeat against Leeds United in their first Premier League game of the season.

Bruno Lage deployed Hwang Hee-chan through the middle in Jimenez’s absence.

The clamour for a new centre-forward has increased significantly following the loss to Leeds.

At the moment, Goncalo Guedes is being heavily linked with a move to Molineux.

But it’s possible Wolves could move for two forwards before the window closes.

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Wolves have apparently moved to try and sign Ramos from Benfica, on loan with an option to buy. But Benfica would apparently only want to sell.

Interestingly, Benfica are reportedly on the verge of signing Ricardo Horta from Braga for around £12.6 million (via O Jogo). That is a signing that could potentially make Benfica more open to offloading Ramos.

Goncalo Ramos move feels unlikely for Wolves

Ramos would be a really exciting for Wolves, but a move feels like it would be unlikely.

The youngster has a huge ceiling, and his versatility would make him a really handy addition for the squad.

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Ramos has been in terrific form for Benfica over the past few weeks, scoring a number of goals in pre-season before betting a hat-trick in the Champions League qualifier against FC Midtjylland.

Hopefully, Wolves will instead be able to land Guedes as their main attacker, plus one other on loan like Michy Batshuayi or Hwang Ui-jo.