According to the Daily Mail, Nottingham Forest are interested in signing Bamba Dieng as well as the Benfica forward.
As per the report, Forest are desperate to strengthen their forward line over the final weeks of the window and Ramos is a player the club have targeted but have already had an opening offer rejected for.
The signing of Ramos would certainly be a sensational statement to end Forest’s exciting transfer window, as the player is considered one of the best young players in Europe right now.
The Portuguese 21-year-old is thought to be worth €40m (£33.7m) by Benfica, so it is no surprise that Forest’s original bid of £27m wasn’t enough to tempt the club into parting ways with their rising star.
As a result, if the powers at The City Ground are serious in their intentions to sign the player this summer they will need to improve their bid considerably, despite already spending over £80m on 12 new players already.
A new striker is reportedly a top priority for Steve Cooper, and there is no doubt that Ramos can deliver exactly what the team needs after they failed to register a single shot on target against Newcastle United last weekend.
Over 29 league appearances last season, the versatile player scored seven goals, delivered one assist and created three big chances and took 1.9 shots per game, but it’s not just his club performances that have captured the attention of the football world.
Ramos currently occupies a spot in the Portugal U21 team scoring 14 goals in just 18 appearances for the youth national side, bagging 13 times in as many games during the UEFA European U21 Championship qualification.
With that in mind, it’s hardly a surprise that scout Jacek Kulig once said he possessed some “outrageous numbers,” leading us to believe that such a player who knows how to find the back of the net is something the Garibaldi desperately need.
The young player who was also hailed as “talented” by popular Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, has played in almost equal measure in both the centre-forward role and as a second striker, so it wouldn’t rule out Cooper’s opportunity to get the very best out Ramos and new Forest striker Taiwo Awoniyi should the Welsh manager want to deploy both.
With that being said, the signing of Ramos would be a big coup for Forest in their pursuit to improve their chances of retaining their Premier League status. However, they will need to put up a much more tempting offer for Benfica to allow their rising star to leave the club this summer.