Barcelona are reportedly tracking the progress of SL Benfica striker Goncalo Ramos and could make a move to sign the 21-year-old prospect.
According to Fichajes, Barcelona could launch a move to sign 21-year-old striker Goncalo Ramos from SL Benfica after having been keeping tabs on his performances for the Portuguese club.
Goncalo Ramos has been in and around the Benfica senior team since 2020. The youngster enjoyed a promising campaign last time when he scored seven goals in the Primeira Liga from 29 matches (17 starts), playing second-fiddle to Darwin Nunez. With the Uruguayan joining Liverpool this summer, Ramos has taken over as the main forward for Benfica and made a solid start to the new season.
Indeed, the 21-year-old scored a brilliant hat-trick last week for Benfica in their UEFA Champions League qualifying fixture against FC Midtjylland, helping them win 4-1. And Ramos’ performances have seemingly caught the eye of Barcelona, who are now considering a move for the young striker.
Barcelona already have a bloated attacking unit that consists of new signing Robert Lewandowski, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ferran Torres and Memphis Depay as options for the No. 9 role, while Ansu Fati can also slot in centrally if required. Among these, though, Depay is on his way out this summer, with Everton the latest club approaching him over a move.
Aubameyang and Lewandowski, meanwhile, are well into their thirties, while Torres is likely to be used more on the flanks, which could open the door for Barcelona to possibly sign a younger striker with an eye on the future. Ramos, to that end, has emerged as a possible target for Xavi Hernandez’s side this summer, who also retain an interest in Benjamin Sesko of Red Bull Salzburg.
However, Barcelona are not the only club tracking the 21-year-old SL Benfica ace, as Paris Saint-Germain are also showing an interest in the young forward’s services. The report states that many other big clubs are following Ramos’ development, but Barcelona and PSG are currently ‘leading the race’ to acquire his services.
Benfica, for their part, could be open to a sale if an attractive proposal comes along. However, it is unlikely that Barcelona will sanction a move for the 21-year-old this summer, as they are already facing issues with registering new players while they still need to address a couple of concerns in the squad in the full-back positions.