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Southampton can ditch Adam Armstrong for Goncalo Ramos

Southampton boast a rich history of finding and developing young talent, with a business model that has seen them make incredible profits on some of their prized assets.

This was sustained throughout a summer in which Ralph Hasenhuttl welcomed eight new faces to St Mary’s, with five of them being 20 or younger.

However, with the Austrian having since been sacked, Nathan Jones could be set to reignite interest in one of the summer targets who would finally fix their long-standing goalscoring issue.

At the back end of August, 90min reported that the Saints were one of many clubs to have opened talks with Benfica for their young star Goncalo Ramos.

Whilst nobody succeeded in this pursuit, the 21-year-old has since begun to truly show his talents, vastly improving upon last season’s eight-goal haul.

In just 21 games across the Champions League and his domestic league, he already boasts 14 goals and six assists.

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Finally, he is proving that he truly is “incredibly prolific”, as noted by the Football Talent Scout Jacek Kulig, and has more than earned his spot in Portugal’s World Cup squad.

This form has likely led to his whopping price tag of €40m (£35m), although admittedly that would likely mark a coup.

With Jones coming into a side that have scored just 13 times in 15 Premier League games, a true goalscorer is exactly what he needs to propel his side out of the relegation zone where they currently sit.

Although Che Adams has six goals to his name, the rest of the squad have contributed to this lack of cutting-edge.

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Adam Armstrong in particular could be ditched should Ramos make a shock switch to the south coast, as the former Blackburn Rovers forward has simply failed since his 2021 move.

This season he boasts just one goal in 14 games, and he could only muster two the season prior.

Although his initial £15m fee seemed a steal, the 25-year-old has managed to turn it into poor value.

He cannot be compared to this hot European talent touted with a switch, and arguably the best outcome should he move would be to see Armstrong finally depart after his failed spell.

Article title: Southampton can ditch Adam Armstrong for Goncalo Ramos

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