PSG ‘are closing in on £69m deal to sign Benfica striker Gonçalo Ramos’… with the Man United target set to join the French champions THIS week
- Luis Enrique’s side are reportedly closing in on a deal to sign Gonçalo Ramos
- Man United had been looking to make a bid for the Benfica centre-forward
- PSG’s deal to sign him could be completed this week with the club ‘very close’
Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly ‘closing in’ on a deal to acquire Benfica centre-forward Gonçalo Ramos.
Manchester United had been interested in signing the Portuguese striker earlier this summer, with Erik ten Hag’s side having ‘been prepared to table a club-record bid’ for the Benfica star.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Luis Enrique’s side are ‘very close’ on a £69million deal with add-ons to sign the striker, with Ramos having agreed a contract until June 2028.
The Italian journalist adds that the ‘final details are being sorted’ and claims that ‘the deal could be completed this week’.
It comes as Man United are on the verge of announcing new signing of Rasmus Hojlund from Atalanta on a £72m deal after he underwent a medical earlier this week.
Gonçalo Ramos (pictured) is reportedly ‘very close’ to agreeing a a £69million move to PSG
Luis Enrique’s (pictured) side could complete the transfer as early as this week with reports suggesting that the ‘final details are being sorted’
While it seems the Red Devils are on the cusp of securing secured a new striker, reports had suggested that they were also willing to make a bid of around £69m to sign Ramos back in June.
The club’s new captain, Bruno Fernandes, had urged United to sign his compatriot, claiming that the 22-year-old could become one of the best strikers in world football.
‘The best always come in handy, be it Gonçalo or another player. He has all the qualities to play in the Premier League, and when I say Premier League I also mean Manchester United.
‘I think he could become a great reference in the coming years, but it’s still not in my hands to be sports director… Gonçalo has all the conditions to play in the Premier League, he is very intense, presses very well and is very good inside the area.’
A product of Benfica’s youth system, Ramos enjoyed a break out season scoring 27 goals in 46 appearances for the Portuguese champions.
Ramos enjoyed a breakout season last year scoring 27 goals in 47 appearances for Benfica helping them win Liga Portugal
Erik Ten Hag’s (pictured) side had reportedly been interested in signing the centre-forward this summer with Bruno Fernandes having tried to convince Man United to buy him
He notably scored three times in the Champions League, utilizing his excellent finishing abilities to guide the Eagles to the quarter-finals of the European competition.
His hat-trick for Portugal in their 6-1 hammering of Switzerland during the 2022 World Cup garnered him the attention of many teams around Europe, with PSG now close on acquiring him.
It comes amid much uncertainty over Kylian Mbappe’s future at the Ligue 1 outfit, with Liverpool and Chelsea recently expressing their interest in the France World Cup winner.
PSG have been looking to reinforce their forward stocks and had also shown an interest in signing Hojlund last week and similarly had been eyeing up a move for Randal Kolo Muani.