Journalist Jacque Talbot has claimed that Wolverhampton Wanderers will be having a conversation over Goncalo Ramos, and that a deal for the Benfica ace is ‘very possible’.
Wolves have shown interest in Ramos this summer, as Bruno Lage looks to bolster his attacking options, which are thin on the ground having sent Fabio Silva on loan to Anderlecht and Raul Jimenez only just returning from injury.
However, Wolves aren’t the only Premier League outfit interested in signing him this summer, as Southampton have also been tracking his progress and Benfica are demanding £25m for his services.
With Wolves being interested in Ramos this summer, Talbot spoke to GiveMeSport and claimed that the English club are going to be ‘having conversations’ with Benfica over a potential move, backing Jorge Mendes to work his magic and help bring him to Molineux.
He said: “I think what Mendes does, is he takes over the mandate of these agents, he’ll offer them some money, then he brings them over to the Premier League, and that’s how he makes his money.
“I think that’s the idea, it’s through his connections, so it’s very possible. They’re definitely going to be having conversations, Wolves and Benfica.”
Does Jimenez need replacing?
TIF Thoughts on Talbot’s comments…
Jimenez was injured at the start of this season and only made his first appearance of the season last weekend, before scoring in midweek. However, Wolves are yet to net in the league.
But even when Jimenez has been fit, they have struggled to score, as he found the back of the net just six times last term, and Wolves had the worst goalscoring record out of the sides that remained in the top flight, so Bruno Lage might be keen to get someone like Ramos through the door to act as a long-term alternative as he is just 21 years old.
Ramos has started this season well, as in the six games he has featured in, he has found the back of the net five times and chipped in with a further four assists, so Lage might we’ll be hoping Mendes can help broker a deal between Wolves and the manager’s former club.