Nottingham Forest have made a bid of £27 million for Benfica striker Goncalo Ramos, according to the Portuguese newspaper, Record. The Reds tried to sign the Portuguese starlet in January when Dane Murphy drew up a shortlist of strikers.
Forest are leaving no stone unturned in their quest to sign a new striker. It would also seem that Evangelos Marinakis isn’t willing to spare any expenses ahead of the new Premier League campaign getting underway.
Ramos was on a shortlist of three overseas strikers in January. Inter talisman Martin Satriano and Valentin Castellanos were also included but Forest opted to turn their attention to the domestic market instead.
Keinan Davis and Sam Surridge were added to the ranks and Forest won promotion. Interestingly, Ramos was handed a chance in the first team and he’s really kicked on.
The 21-year-old found the net eight times during 2021/22. He typically operated as a centre-forward, although he can also play as a number 10 if called upon.
This season couldn’t have started better for Ramos either. He scored a stunning hat-trick in midweek as Benfica thrashed FC Midtjylland in their Champions League qualifier.
Forest aren’t the only club interested in Ramos. The report claims that another big-money offer from the Premier League is expected imminently.
Forest bid for Ramos and this could be a truly sensational signing
Nothing against Lewis Grabban but to upgrade the bagsman with Ramos would be an unreal piece of business. Portuguese forward is one of the most sought-after in Europe and this would be a remarkable coup.
The player knows how to score goals and his work rate is also admirable. Forest will face competition but as they’ve shown already this summer, the club has significant clout now they’re back in the Premier League.
Ramos would send out a message to some clubs in the league. Landing him would send out a statement that Forest aren’t in the Premier League to merely make up the numbers.
Rumour rating: 10/10: Get. It. Done! This is a deal that would have supporters dancing along Trent Bridge and Forest have to get this one over the line.
Ramos wouldn’t be an easy purchase but if they could get it done, it’d be a remarkable coup and a signing to make people stand up and take notice of Forest.