PSG might attempt transfer for Benfica €80m striker

Goncalo Ramos, Benfica, PSG
Goncalo Ramos, Benfica, PSG / Marco Canoniero/GettyImages

In their pursuit of a top-class striker, PSG has expressed interest in multiple players. One of the transfer targets rumored last winter, Benfica striker Goncalo Ramos, seemed to have left the radar of PSG entering the summer. Turns out he's made it all the way back to the discussion.

Despite already making significant additions this summer, PSG is not content and continues to seek reinforcements.

Their focus is on recruiting a winger primarily and probably to make up for the potential exit of Kylian Mbappe, with Bernardo Silva as a priority target, as well as securing a top-class striker.

Various names have been linked with the Parisian club (Harry Kane, Victor Osimhen, Randal Kolo Muani) and one of them is an old target in Portugal international Goncalo Ramos.

The young 22-year-old Portuguese international had an impressive season with Benfica, featuring in 47 matches across all competitions and scoring 27 goals, while providing 12 assists to his teammates. He also appeared in the 2022 World Cup, scoring a hat-trick in his first start against Switzerland.

According to reports from A Bola, PSG has been closely monitoring Goncalo Ramos for an extended period, as we already mentioned and reported back in January.

The French club already had an eye on him during the 2022 summer transfer window and then in the latest transfer period spanning December and January, though PSG failed to land a single player back then to bolster the squad for the second half of last season.

Considering the incredibly high prices of Harry Kane and Victor Osimhen, and the lesser profile of Randal Kolo Muani, PSG is reportedly willing to make a move for the Portuguese international.

Ramos is considered an in-between option among those aformentioned in terms of talent, and he should come at an affordable price given his age and performring levels.

Although the specific details of the initial offer made by PSG (if any as of this writing) remain undisclosed, Benfica's coach, Roger Schmidt, is determined to retain his striker, and the Portuguese champions are not willing to negotiate a transfer for less than €80m according to information gathered by A Bola.

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