Nottingham Forest are back in the mix to sign Benfica starlet Goncalo Ramos following their January interest.
According to Record, the Reds are one of a number of clubs looking into the possibility of landing the forward.
Ramos was on a list of three overseas strikers under consideration by Forest during the January transfer window.
Inter ace Martin Satriano and New York City striker Valentin Castellanos were also on Dane Murphy’s list.
Forest instead decided to stick with domestic options. Both Keinan Davis and Sam Surridge arrived during the window to bolster Steve Cooper’s squad.
Now, with Premier League football secured, Forest may choose to cast their recruitment net back into the European market.
Ramos is a fantastic young talent and he has several clubs queuing up to take him during the summer.
Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are keen, whilst Newcastle are also in the mix for his signature.
Ramos certainly won’t be a budget signing. The player has a release clause in his contract worth £103 million, highlighting just how highly he’s rated.
Benfica are willing to sell their wonderkid, however. They want to recoup £34 million for the versatile forward and that’s attracted plenty of interest.
Ramos made 46 appearances for the Portuguese giants last season. He scored eight goals and claimed four assists, including a goal against Liverpool in the Champions League.
Forest will be in the hunt for another striker. Taiwo Awoniyi has been linked and landing Ramos could be viewed as a real coup.
Forest back for Ramos but a deal looks unlikely
Ramos would be a useful addition but it just seems unfathomable that the Reds would sign one player for £34 million this summer.
Forest have to try and establish themselves as a Premier League club and perhaps a signing like this is two or three seasons too early.
Ramos is a wonderful player. He can operate as a striker or as a number 10 and the 20-year-old has a very bright future ahead of him.
Rumour rating: 5/10 – there is a lot to like about the possibility of Forest signing Ramos but we just don’t think it will happen.
For the other clubs linked to the player, £34 million would be a drop in the ocean.
Forest would have to think very carefully before parting with such an amount of cash on one player, however.
Ramos would be an amazing addition but right now we think it’s too much of a pipedream.