Wolverhampton Wanderers look to be finally making some progress in the summer transfer window, with the latest reports suggesting that they are in contact with Benfica over a potential move for Goncalo Ramos.
According to Portuguese journalist Sérgio Pereira in Mais Futebol, Wolves have started talks with the striker in the hope of bringing him to Molineux ahead of the new Premier League season.
Bruno Lage has already worked with Ramos during his time at Benfica, so it is no surprise to see the 21-year-old being linked with the Old Gold, as they look to bolster their attacking options this summer.
With Fabio Silva set to join Anderlecht on loan, Lage’s options up front are looking extremely limited, so it seems extremely likely that a new striker will be brought in this month, with Ramos perhaps looking the most probable at the moment.
Wolves fans weren’t treated to too much excitement in the Premier League last season.
The Old Gold were one of the lowest scorers in the division, with only the relegated teams scoring fewer, and after a strong start built on a resolute defence, their season tailed off.
Lage’s side played out five defeats and two draws in their final seven fixtures, scoring just five goals, so vast improvements are needed this summer if the club are to improve on that relegation form.
It seems clear, therefore, that they need to bring in a striker capable of scoring goals, and Ramos could well be the ideal candidate, having hit seven for Benfica last season.
The young forward has also been extremely prolific in Benfica’s academy and has 14 goals in just 18 appearances for Portugal U21s, so evidently knows where the back of the net is and looks to possess a great deal of potential.
Given that Wolves are yet to sign anyone this summer, supporters will be buzzing to hear that progress is being made towards bringing in a new centre-forward, which Lage desperately needs considering the form of Raul Jimenez last season – when the Mexican hit just six goals in the top-flight.
Hopefully for the Old Gold, a deal for Ramos can be completed, and they can be much more potent going forwards in the 2022/23 Premier League campaign.