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Erik ten Hag has ‘chosen’ £106 million striker Goncalo Ramos as number one transfer target for Manchester United

Goncalo Ramos is reportedly the number one striker target for Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag.

That’s according to a report from Italian outlet CalcioMercato who claim that the United boss has ‘chosen’ Ramos as his main centre-forward for the future.

Ten Hag desperately needs to add a top-class striker to his ranks at Old Trafford, if he is to guide his side to any kind of success over the next few years.

Cristiano Ronaldo has left United, and Ten Hag’s side now lack any kind of focal point to their attacking play through the middle.

However, It seems as though the former Ajax boss has a really exciting plan up his sleeve to solve that problem.

Manchester United eyeing Goncalo Ramos deal

CalcioMercato claim that the 21-year-old hitman is Ten Hag’s priority striker transfer target. He would be a fabulous addition for Man United.

The young Benfica starlet looks like a real player, and he scored a stunning hat-trick for Portugal against Switzerland at the World Cup in Qatar.

Ramos has bagged 14 goals and six assists in 21 games for Benfica this season. The Portuguese starlet has absolutely everything needed to succeed in the modern game.

He is quick along the ground, powerful, strong in the air and a superb finisher – as he demonstrated in Qatar.

Ramos has a €120 million release clause in his current contract, and Benfica won’t sell him in the January transfer window unless that clause is activated.

Whether United are prepared to spend that kind of cash on Ramos is highly doubtful, especially midway through a season.

Perhaps waiting until the summer will be the prudent play, by which time Ramos may be pushing for a move to the Premier League.

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