Speaking to This is Futbol, journalist Peter O’Rourke said: “I think it would definitely give them an advantage over other clubs, considering Bruno Lage knows all about Ramos. He’s worked with him before.
“It just depends on Benfica if they’re willing to sell, having already sold Darwin Núñez to Liverpool in the summer, they might not be willing to let another forward go.”
Benfica have previously said they would be willing to let Ramos go for a fee of €40m (£34m), and with the Old Gold in need of reinforcements up front, Lage should do everything he can to sign him.
If Wolves manage to secure the services of the Portuguese attacker it will be a massive coup. They aren’t the only club interested, with fellow Premier League side Nottingham Forest and French giants Paris Saint-Germain also linked with a move.
Lage could use his relationship with the player to convince him that Wolves is the right club and the perfect place for him to develop his career. He would also fit in well at Molineux due to their strong contingent of Portuguese players.
Wolves could be stepping up their pursuit of the player after allowing Fabio Silva to move to RSC Anderlecht. The 20-year-old – who is the club’s record signing – has failed to live up to his price tag, and the club have said the loan move will allow him to gain “vital experience”.
They clearly see Silva as a player for the future as he’s also signed a contract extension, but he needs a fresh start where there is less pressure on him.
He’s been described as a “top young striker” by journalist Zach Lowy and given those impressive statistics it’s hard to disagree.
At only 21 years of age he has a lot of time to get better, and Wolves will be hoping that, unlike Silva, he can come straight in and hit the ground running. It will be a worthy investment if he does.