Nottingham Forest have endured limited success with signings from Benfica in the past but they’re eyeing another player.
Strikers will be the order of the day for Forest in January and according to journalist Will Unwin, the Reds want Goncalo Ramos.
The Benfica academy starlet has made 22 appearances this season but has started just three times in the top-flight.
Ramos scored against Maritimo during a 7-1 win earlier this month and has been tipped for a bright future in the game.
At 20-years-old he fits the profile of a Dane Murphy signing down to the ground.
He will be trying to get a younger striker into Steve Cooper’s squad next month as competition for Lewis Grabban and Lyle Taylor.
Ramos could prove an interesting addition. He has plenty of first-team football to his name and has also scored 10 goals in 13 games for the Portugal under-21 ranks.
Forest previously added Joao Carvalho and Diogo Goncalves from Benfica.
Carvalho is still fighting to prove his worth at the City Ground, whilst Goncalves proved a flop during his season-long loan.
Ramos is available for loan in January it would seem and Forest are keen to pounce.
Unknown: Ramos could be too risky for Forest
Although he’s young and fits the type of player that Murphy likes to sign; it could be too much of a risk for Forest to sign Ramos.
At 20 he’s still extremely raw and with that in mind, the settling in period could prove to be too much for the Portuguese performer.
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Ramos has been linked with a move to the Premier League previously and clearly, he’s rated highly by Benfica.
Of course, if he does sign he’d be given a fair crack of the whip in the eyes of supporters.
Given that Forest have been burned before by Benfica; perhaps the Reds are better off out of this particular race.