Manchester United Eyeing £25m Move For Portuguese Forward – Bayern Munich Also Interested

Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo with manager Erik ten Hag before coming on as a substitute.

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Erik ten Hag is determined to add a new striker to his ranks to improve Manchester United’s record in front of goal.

The Red Devils had to wait until their third Premier League game of the season to see one of their own players get on the scoresheet.

Cristiano Ronaldo, who was United’s leading goalscorer last campaign, is yet to score from open play, with his only goal under Ten Hag coming from the penalty spot in Moldova in the Europa League.

Meanwhile, Anthony Martial, who was impressive during the pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia, has only been able to make one competitive appearance due to injury issues.

As such, it is no surprise that the Dutchman is eyeing another forward to increase his options upfront.

According to The Sun, Benfica striker Gonçalo Ramos is on Ten Hag’s radar, and United have already made contact with his representatives.

The Portuguese forward has scored four goals in six Primeira Liga appearances following Darwin Nunez’ move to Liverpool. Ramos performed well against Juventus in the Champions League as well. He dominated the Italian outfit’s defence by winning 10 aerial duels.

The 21-year-old has a £100m release clause in his contract, but it is understood that he’s valued around £25m by Benfica. United are not expected to go above that figure, as Ten Hag doesn’t have a big transfer pot for the winter window.

Bayern Munich, who themselves have struggled in the attacking third after Robert Lewandowski’s departure, are also tracking Ramos.