Benfica’s management seems to be keeping hope alive regarding Manchester United’s pursuit of striker Gonçalo Ramos. Despite the weakening links between the Red Devils and the player, certain individuals within the Lisbon side believe a transfer is still plausible this summer.
Portuguese newspaper Correio da Manhã recently published an article on this matter, with the headline focusing on Benfica manager Roger Schmidt’s efforts to persuade Ramos to remain at the club for another season. Follow your favourite Premier League team with attractive football betting odds from Empire777.
Benfica has already rebuffed a €50 million offer from an undisclosed club, and President Rui Costa’s asking price is rumored to be €80 million.
According to Correio da Manhã, Costa holds the belief that due to the “market’s evolution,” clubs like Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain, who have shown interest in Ramos, may come close to meeting the asking price.
A few months ago, several reports from the Portuguese media had suggested that Benfica would demand over €100 million for the striker, who is protected by a release clause of €120 million.
Interestingly, it appears that as Manchester United has patiently waited, Ramos’ price has gradually decreased. The prolonged negotiations may have inadvertently worked in the Red Devils’ favor, potentially providing them with an opportunity to secure the player at a more reasonable fee.
The pursuit of Gonçalo Ramos by Manchester United continues to generate intrigue as the transfer window progresses. While the strength of the links may have waned, Benfica’s management remains optimistic about the possibility of a deal materializing. It remains to be seen whether Manchester United will step up their pursuit and meet the club’s asking price or if other interested parties will enter the race for Ramos’ signature. With the transfer market constantly evolving, anything can happen, and fans will eagerly await further developments in this ongoing saga. Get the latest updates from the Premier League only on Empire777 Sports.