Who is Goncalo Ramos? The €40m Benfica star wanted by Man Utd

Martin Macdonald
Martin Macdonald Updated: 20 Sep 2022 20:01 BST 5 min read
Goncalo Ramos, Benfica

Benfica have made hundreds of millions of pounds from their famed academy over the years, with the most valuable graduate emerging as Joao Felix, who earned the club €126 million following his massive transfer to Atletico Madrid back in 2019.

The Portuguese giants are also counting their profits from the sale of €100m Liverpool man Darwin Nunez, who may not have come through the ranks at the club but still reached another level in Lisbon.

The next player who could earn the club a lucrative payday is Goncalo Ramos.

The young forward has been with the club since 2013, now, having initially started playing with local outfit Olhanense.

He is one to watch for the future and is attracting the attention of some elite clubs around Europe, including Manchester United, who are still on the lookout for top attacking talent even after the summer window..

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What position does Goncalo Ramos play?

Ramos plays as a centre-forward.

How good is Goncalo Ramos?

Ramos has been tipped to be a success for a few years, and after going up and down from the senior Benfica side to the reserve side he now looks to have established himself as Nunez's successor in the starting line-up.

He is noted for having one of the best debuts in the club's history.

In July of 2020, he was introduced to the action in a Primeira Liga clash between Benfica and Aves.

He came on in the 85th minute for Pizzi and went on to score a double in his short cameo.

He was promoted to the first team permanently for 2021-22, netting seven times in 46 games in all competitions.

But the goals are flowing this season, with Ramos smashing eight in his first 12 appearances.

He isn't a typical predatory striker, but is naturally fit and can play well in any kind of pressing system which suits his aggression and determination.

What clubs are interested in Goncalo Ramos?

Ramos had already attracted links with Bayern Munich shortly after breaking into the first team in 2021.

Wolves were also reportedly interested in his signature over the summer, while United now appear to be in the driving seat.

When does Goncalo Ramos' contract expire?

Ramos has a contract with Benfica until 2025.

How old is Goncalo Ramos?

Ramos was born on 20 June 2001. He is 21.

What is Goncalo Ramos' height?

Ramos is 185cm, or 6ft.

What is Goncalo Ramos' weight?

Ramos weighs 79 kilograms, or around 12 stone.

What is Goncalo Ramos' Instagram?

Ramos' Instagram has 81k followers as of November 2021.

Who is Goncalo Ramos' girlfriend?

Ramos is not currently dating anyone publicly.

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