Newcastle United are reportedly interested in signing Portuguese striker Goncalo Ramos, who has a release clause worth €120 million.

According to a report by O Jogo, as relayed by Sport Witness, Newcastle United have identified Benfica striker Goncalo Ramos as a summer target. The 21-year-old has a release clause worth €120 million in his contract.

Ramos has been in fine form this season, scoring 23 goals across all competitions. The Portuguese international has nine assists to his name as well. The talented young striker impressed at the 2022 FIFA World Cup as well, scoring a hat-trick against Switzerland.

There is no doubt that Ramos has the potential to develop into a world-class forward, and he could prove to be a superb long-term investment for Newcastle United. The Magpies are in desperate need of attacking options.

Callum Wilson and Alexander Isak have not been able to find the back of the net consistently, and Newcastle have ended up drawing 11 of their 25 league matches. Eddie Howe will want to sign a player who can turn these draws into wins and Ramos seems like an ideal fit.

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The 21-year-old has the potential to play for a Premier League club and could sort out Newcastle’s attacking problems for the foreseeable future. If Newcastle manage to finish in the top four and secure Champions League qualification, they can prove to be an attractive destination for talented young players like Ramos.

However, the striker has a long-term contract with Benfica until the summer of 2026, and he is unlikely to be a cheap acquisition. The striker has a €120 million release clause in his contract, and it wouldn’t be surprising if the Portuguese outfit decided to demand the entire sum in the summer.

Newcastle United are one of the richest clubs in the world, and there is no reason why they cannot afford to pay big money for the 21-year-old. But Ramos is still largely unproven at the highest level and is certainly not worth the €120 million valuation.

It will be interesting to see if the two clubs can agree on a reasonable fee in the coming months. Ramos has been linked with other Premier League clubs as well, and it remains to be seen where he ends up.

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