Will PSG overpay for the rights of signing Goncalo Ramos?

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Le Parisien, reporting on Saturday, Aug. 5, delved into the possible addition of Goncalo Ramos to PSG's roster as the French club looks to bolster its striking options, wondering if Paris Saint-Germain is about to overpay for the Portugal international.

The 22-year-old Benfica striker has been the subject of a significant "€80m price tag" set by his current club, sparking debates over his true value in the market, which multiple insiders have deemed to be much lower than that fee.

With a scarcity of striking talent available on their squad, PSG have identified Ramos as a potential candidate to lead their forward line.

PSG sporting advisor Luis Campos has targeted Ramos as his main target and ideal choice to bolster the offense, and the club is now prepared to meet the substantial fee demanded by Benfica.

Despite Benfica's valuation, there are differing opinions regarding Ramos's actual market worth, with some estimating it to be "around €50m to €60m," per sources talking to Le Parisien.

Rafael Soares, a journalist from Record, echoes the ambiguity surrounding Ramos's valuation, emphasizing that Benfica are baking his high ceiling and potential as part of their valuation.

Clubs often invest heavily in potential, and Ramos's youth and promise suggest that he could be a reliable asset for many years to come, which is making enhancing his price.

Some insiders believe it might have been "beneficial for Ramos" to continue his development at Benfica for another year, but they also acknowledge that the allure of an offer from PSG must have been "hard to resist."

Last season, Ramos showcased his talent by scoring 19 goals and providing 7 assists in all competitions. Among players under 21 years old, the only player more influential than him across Europe was another "new" PSG player: Xavi Simons.

Ramos's remarkable finishing ability and constant movement in the box contributed to his impressive performance, primarily operating as a potent force up front—a quality that PSG is keen to incorporate into its lineup.

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