Manchester United’s desperate need for a new striker could see them lead the chase for Benfica’s Goncalo Ramos.

According to Record via Sport Witness, Manchester United are leading the chase for Goncalo Ramos. The 26-goal Benfica star will likely leave in the summer as many other clubs have registered an interest in the striker, meaning the Red Devils will have to step up their pursuit.

Manchester United have many requirements in the summer transfer window as Erik ten Hag looks to build a squad capable of challenging for honours. One of their crucial needs is a new striker, with the Red Devils thoroughly struggling in that department.

Despite rumours of Manchester United making Wout Weghorst’s move permanent, Ten Hag wants a solid option to lead the line. They had explored several ideas in the market, but to move swiftly and show decisiveness, the Red Devils may have to narrow down their selections.

After thorough enquiries, they might have cooled their interest in top target Victor Osimhen. They also had other names on their list, such as Randal Kolo Muani and Tammy Abraham, but none may come easy and without complications.

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Harry Kane was also on top of their list, but there are doubts whether Spurs chairman Daniel Levy will allow his star man to join a direct rival. Hence they might look to pivot and revisit an old interest in Goncalo Ramos.

The 26-goal star Benfica striker has had another excellent season and was primed to leave the Portuguese side in January. Incidentally, Manchester United were linked with a move but then chose to sign Weghorst on loan, possibly owing to Benfica’s huge asking price.

The price tag remains the same, with Manchester United likely to pay close to his release clause. The Red Devils may still look to negotiate with Benfica over the price, with the Portuguese club reportedly resigned on losing their star man.

The 26-goal star is seen as a good fit under Ten Hag. However, there’s also rival interest from Chelsea in Ramos, although Manchester United can offer Champions League football next season. The Red Devils leading the chase are due to the reports coming out of Portugal. Whether they are serious about the Portugal international remains the question, which could get more apparent after the season ends.

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