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Newcastle have “looked at” Benfica’s Goncalo Ramos

An update has emerged on Newcastle United and their interest in signing Goncalo Ramos in the summer transfer window.

What’s the talk?

Sky Sports journalist Keith Downie has revealed that the Magpies are keen on the Benfica centre-forward and that he is one of a number of options on their list.

He told GIVEMESPORT: “The word that we were getting last week was that Ramos was another one that they’d looked at on the list, kind of similar to the lad Benjamin Šeško, who’s going to RB Leipzig, who Manchester United looked at as well.

“I think there’s such a small pool of players available at the moment and multiple clubs are looking at them, that clubs are very sort of unsure.

“They don’t want any information getting out there because you don’t want to alert other clubs that are down the line with someone.”

Just imagine him & Allan Saint-Maximin

Newcastle could land the player Saint-Maximin has been asking for the club to sign by snapping up a deal to bring Ramos to St. James’ Park in the coming weeks.

The Magpies winger said in an interview last season that he could reach up to 15 assists in a season with a player capable of finishing the chances that he creates. He topped the charts for the Toon last term with 49 key passes in 35 games.

In Ramos, Dan Ashworth may be able to test the Frenchman’s theory by signing a player who has shown that he has the potential to be an elite goalscorer.

The dynamo, who could leave Benfica for a fee in the region of £35m, has been dubbed “prolific” by scout Jacek Kulig and that is backed up by his form so far this season.

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He has racked up five goals and three assists in five Liga Portugal and Champions League matches this season, after scoring eight times in 36 outings in those competitions last term.

This comes after he caught the eye for Benfica at youth level. In 54 games for academy sides, Ramos scored 27 times and set up nine.

The 21-year-old has also been superb for Portugal’s U21s and U19s with 23 goals in 33 caps for his country at those age levels.

These statistics show that the potential is there for Ramos to be the finisher that Saint-Maximin believes he needs to play alongside.

Therefore, they could end up being a dream duo on Tyneside by combining for goals on a regular basis in the Premier League, if the Benfica man can adapt to English football and the Frenchman can live up to his word.