Southampton exploring record £25million bid to sign Benfica striker Goncalo Ramos, who’s also been linked with Newcastle and Wolves August 17, 2022 – Posted in: Soccer

Southampton are exploring a move for £25million rated Benfica striker Goncalo Ramos, talkSPORT understands.

Saints are ready to beat their transfer record, which currently stands at £20m, to sign Ramos after sending scouts to Portugal.

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There’s a lot of interest in the 21-year-old, who’s made a promising start to the season

However, it’s understood Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men will have competition from other Premier League clubs with Newcastle and Wolves also being linked with the player.

Ramos has been with Benfica since he was a boy but the start of this season has seen him play a more leading role up front with Darwin Nunez leaving to join Liverpool earlier this summer.

The 21-year-old has made a bright start to the season, scoring five goals in five appearances in all competitions.

However, a deal may not happen until the final week of the transfer window with Benfica still to play the second leg of their Champions League play-off against Dynamo Kyiv.

If Southampton were to land him he’d be their eighth signing of the summer but Joe Aribo is the only player to arrive who’s over the age of 21.

The south coast club have also been linked with a move for Manchester United midfielder James Garner.

Hasenhuttl is still looking for new recruits with Southampton earning just a point from their opening two Premier League matches this season

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Hasenhuttl is still looking for new recruits with Southampton earning just a point from their opening two Premier League matches this season


talkSPORT understands Man United are open to offers of between £15-20m for Garner, who starred on loan at Nottingham Forest in the Championship last term.

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