Nottingham Forest were linked with Goncalo Ramos in January and now the wonderkid is being eyed by PSG.
According to Fabrizio Romano, the Ligue 1 champions have placed the Benfica man on their shortlist of potential striker signings.
Ramos has a release clause of £102 million. That is included to protect Benfica and it will take considerably less to sign him.
Still, it highlights how highly rated he is. The youngster is widely regarded as a huge prospect and plenty of clubs would welcome the chance to sign him.
Ramos was in pretty decent form during 2021/22. The Portuguese wonderkids scored eight goals and claimed four assists from 46 appearances.
Furthermore, he tasted Champions League action. In April he netted as Benfica drew 3-3 with Liverpool at Anfield.
Now, Ramos finds himself a wanted man. PSG will have a significant attraction and they dream of lifting the Champions League.
This interest is a far cry from January when Forest were weighing up a move to take the Benfica youngster on loan.
Reds CEO Dane Murphy drew up a three-man overseas shortlist. On it, Ramos was joined by Inter gem Martin Satriano and New York City striker Valentin Castellanos.
Ultimately, Forest chose to keep it domestic with their striker search in January, signing Keinan Davis and Sam Surridge.
Looking at Ramos since January, it’s now easy to see that landing the Benfica man was nothing more than a pipedream.
Forest were linked with Ramos but the dream has now died
Even securing Premier League football won’t help Forest land Ramos. The youngster is set for bigger things and now a PSG move could be on the cards.
Still, it does suggest that Forest are looking to shop in the right markets. The new recruitment team certainly won’t be leaving any stone unturned in their quest to sign new players.
The club has to now move on from Ramos. He’s proved his worth as one of Europe’s most talented youngsters and now he has massive clubs keeping an eye on him.
PSG would be hard to turn down. They typically win their championship each year and have big dreams to win a Champions League crown in the near future.
Forest do need a striker this summer but they have to file their interest in Ramos and target more realistic options.