Manchester United could turn to Benfica youngster Goncalo Ramos in their search for mid-season attacking reinforcements.
The Old Trafford club have started the season with Marcus Rashford and Cristiano Ronaldo alternating in the forward position, but the pair have scored just four goals between them so far.
A new man to lead the line should therefore be top of the agenda during the January transfer window.
According The sun (opens in a new tab)Ramos has come to the attention of scouts at Old Trafford and contact has been made with the 21-year-old’s representatives.
The Portugal Under-21 international has started the season with a bang, scoring eight goals in 12 appearances in all competitions.
Ramos is believed to be valued by Benfica at around £25m and United are unlikely to pay more than that after spending over £200m on new players over the summer.
The Premier League side could face competition from Bayern Munich, however, as the German champions are also watching Ramos closely.
The youngster broke into Benfica’s first team last season, scoring eight goals in 46 appearances, including one against Liverpool in a 3-3 draw at Anfield in the Champions League quarter-finals.
Ramos has been the Lisbon club’s top attack dog this season following Darwin Nunez’ summer move to the Reds, and he has started superbly.
The striker netted a hat-trick in a Champions League qualifying win over Midtjylland and scored again in the play-off round against Dinamo Kyiv to book Benfica a place in the group stage.
He is yet to emerge from the crowd in Group H after two games, but in the league he has already scored four goals in six games.
Ramos is valued at £18million per Transfermarkt. (opens in a new tab)
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