Mercato: PSG still in the running for Gonçalo Ramos

03/07/23 11:11 by Fabien Borne

Having enjoyed a great season with Benfica Lisbon, Gonçalo Ramos (22) is still of interest to PSG and Manchester United, according to the Portuguese press.

PSG are due to announce the signing of Luis Enrique for two years this week, and should then confirm their first five recruits of the mercato (Skriniar, Asensio, Ugarte, Ndour and Lucas Hernandez). PSG will then be able to focus on its attacking sector, with the ambition of recruiting a right winger (Bernardo Silva is the priority, Bradley Barcola is also appealing) and a striker.

Harry Kane, Randal Kolo Muani, Victor Osimhen, Marcus Rashford... the number 9s PSG are courting are well known and numerous, but no dossier is really moving forward at the moment. A few days ago, the Portuguese press announced that Gonçalo Ramos was also on Luis Campos' radar, as he was last year.

The 22-year-old Portuguese international is coming off a 27-goal season with Benfica, and distinguished himself at the last World Cup by sending Cristiano Ronaldo to the bench and scoring a hat-trick against Switzerland. Enough to make him a credible option for PSG this summer?

Benfica demand €80m for Gonçalo Ramos

According to Portuguese daily A Bola, PSG and Manchester United are the two clubs most interested in Gonçalo Ramos. According to this source, one club is willing to pay €60 million for him, but the name of the club is not specified, and Benfica are demanding €80 million in any case. Could PSG offer this sum if it fails to convince the other players it is courting?

Last weekend, Le Parisien revealed that PSG had a budget of 200 million euros to recruit its new right-winger and striker. So, in theory, Paris has the means to satisfy Benfica. The question is whether Gonçalo Ramos would be interested in PSG, and whether PSG would really go for him.