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Wolves: Goncalo Ramos could be their “next” target

Wolverhampton Wanderers have been linked with a move for Goncalo Ramos this summer, and now a new update has emerged from a reliable source on the club’s pursuit of the player.

What’s the latest?

According to journalist Jacque Talbot, Benfica forward Ramos could be the player Bruno Lage turns to next in Wolves’ attempt to strengthen their team ahead of the transfer window closing.

Talbot told GIVEMESPORT:

“They’re looking to get into Europe again next year. To get back in the Europa League, they’re going to start pulling a lot of big names out.

“I think Ramos is next up on the list as well.”

Imagine him & Podence

Bruno Lage’s side are yet to pick up a win in the Premier League after three games with just one goal scored so far, so bringing in a player like Ramos who can inspire more creativity and goal-scoring opportunities in the side could be a major coup for the club.

Ramos has already scored one goal and assisted twice for Benfica this season over two league appearances, and has scored four goals in their Champions League qualification games too, playing in the centre-forward role and finally climbing out of new Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez’s shadow.

Showing glimpses of his potential over 29 league appearances last season, the 21-year-old scored seven times, delivered one assist and created three big chances, while taking 1.9 shots and making 0.8 key passes per game.

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That all came after the forward racked up some “outrageous numbers” in the words of football talent scout Jacek Kulig, with the youngster totalling 11 goals and three assists in nine matches at one stage over the 2020/21 campaign for Benfica B.

Lage could even form a fantastic attacking partnership between Ramos and Wolves’ winger Daniel Podence if the club can seal a deal for the player this summer.

The Portuguese pair certainly offer a number of different attributes in the way they affect the game for their respective teams, but combining their talents could be lethal for opponents coming up against them over the season ahead.

Should Wolves move for Goncalo Ramos?

Yes

Yes

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In terms of finding the back of the net and creating goalscoring opportunities, Ramos offers much more consistency in those attributes with a better shot on target rate (44.4% v 42.9%) and more goal contributions per 90 minutes (0.45 v 0.39). However, Podence’s creativity could be they key to getting the very best out of the £30m-valued talent at Wolves.

The 25-year-old created seven big chances and delivered three assists last season, with 1.4 key passes per game. He also ranked in the top 25% of his positional peers in the top five European leagues for progressive carries over the last 12 months.

As a result, the signing of Ramos could be a golden opportunity for Lage to give Podence the perfect partner to work with in order to fashion more chances for Wolves as their expectations for European football could be farfetched if they don’t improve upon their performances already behind them.

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