Manchester United 'target a move for Victor Osimhen or Goncalo Ramos'

Manchester United ‘are targeting a move for Napoli star Victor Osimhen or Portugal forward Goncalo Ramos’ to replace Cristiano Ronaldo… but face having to pay ‘at least £100m’ to land one of the two strikers

  • Manchester United are looking to bolster their forward options in the summer
  • Victor Osimhen and Goncalo Ramos have been identified as potential targets
  • But, United face paying over £100million to sign either from Napoli or Benfica
  • Erik ten Hag’s side are expecting to face competition from Premier League rivals 

Victor Osimhen and Goncalo Ramos are among the forward options being considered by Manchester United for a summer move, but the club are reportedly braced for competition from their Premier League rivals.

United are looking to land a forward in the summer transfer window, with Burnley flop Wout Weghorst having been brought in on loan as a stop gap following the acrimonious departure of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Erik ten Hag’s side face the prospect of paying over £100million to bring either Osimhen or Ramos to Old Trafford.

Napoli star Victor Osimhen is among the forward options targeted by Manchester United

Osimhen has been a vital part of Napoli’s success story this season, with the Nigerian international helping to take the club nine points clear at the top of Serie A.

The 24-year-old leads the goalscoring charts in Serie A this season with 12 goals, including two efforts in Napoli’s dominant 5-1 win over Juventus last week.

Osimhen will look to help Napoli secure a first Serie A title since 1990 before discussing his future in the summer, according to the Naples based Il Mattino newspaper.

Goncalo Ramos boosted his reputation with a stunning hat-trick at the World Cup for Portugal

Napoli are braced for Premier League interest with the club facing a challenge of extending Osimhen’s current contract beyond 2025, with Arsenal and Newcastle considered among his suitors, along with United.

The Italian league leaders are expected to demand around £130million for Osimhen, having seen Mykhailo Mudryk make an £88million switch to Chelsea.

Ramos could be an alternative option for United, with the 21-year-old having bolstered his growing reputation by scoring a stunning hat-trick for Portugal against Switzerland at the World Cup after replacing Ronaldo up front.

Benfica are looking to extend Ramos’ contract which could boost the forward’s release clause

Benfica are reportedly keen to offer a pay rise to Ramos to reward his recent displays according to Portuguese outlet O Jogo.

A new deal would extend Ramos’ contract beyond 2025 and increase the value of his release clause, which currently stands around £105m.

United could face competition from Premier League rivals Newcastle and French champions Paris Saint-Germain for the forward, who has scored 17 goals in 26 matches for Benfica this season across all competitions. 

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