One of the reasons why Manchester United cannot compete for the Premier League title is that they lack a top class “number 9” striker. Based on the current situation, Goncalo Ramos could be a sensible choice for the Red Devils.
Man Utd’s current situation
After Cristiano Ronaldo left, MU has been missing a top-class striker. Marcus Rashford may have scored a lot of goals, experiencing the best season of his career.
But there is a fact that the English striker only plays at his best in the left-wing position. When he has to play in the middle, Rashford almost loses his most dangerous weapon: speed.
That’s why coach Erik Ten Hag had to put Marcus Rashford in the central position because MU lacks a top class “number 9” striker. Anthony Martial plays one game and then takes a few months off. Cristiano Ronaldo did not play well and has already left.
In the winter transfer window, the January newcomer, Wout Weghorst, only knows how to run and compete, forgetting the most important task of scoring goals.
In that context, the “Red Devils” are closely monitoring some targets to strengthen their squad in the upcoming summer transfer window. Dusan Vlahovic, Victor Osimhen, and Harry Kane are considered the top 3 candidates for the Old Trafford raid.
However, Portugal’s A Bola newspaper claims that Goncalo Ramos is the perfect signature for the revival of the Manchester United team.
Ramos is a modern forward who can contribute to the game in many ways. He can be a wall, drop deep to develop the play, and is also ready to be a “goal poacher” depending on the conditions of the game.
Unlike Osimhen, who only has strengths in speed and finishing and lacks diversity, Ramos has an extremely excellent technical foundation.
In the recent match against Club Brugge, Ramos fooled up to 4 Belgian defenders before scoring a goal. The 22-year-old forward not only scored a brace but also made a class assist for Rafa Silva to open the scoring.
In the World Cup 2022 finals, Ramos scored a hat-trick against a tough team like Switzerland. Thanks to his outstanding form, senior player Cristiano Ronaldo was benched by coach Fernando Santos.
Of course, there are certain concerns about the 2001-born striker after seeing Darwin Nunez struggle at Liverpool. Similar to Nunez – one of the successful Liverpool transfer done deals, Benfica currently values Ramos at 100 million euros while Transfermarkt values him at 40 million euros. But that is the task that MU scouts must complete before the “Red Devils” spend money in the upcoming summer.
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