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Report: Newcastle preparing Goncalo Ramos bid this week
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Report: Newcastle preparing Goncalo Ramos bid this week

Newcastle United are preparing to make a bid for Goncalo Ramos which goes close to Benfica’s asking price this week, according to a report from O Jogo.

The 21-year-old is on the Magpies’ radar as Eddie Howe looks to strengthen his attacking options. Newcastle are yet to sign a first-team striker in this window.

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Reports last week claimed that Newcastle lead the race for Ramos. And it seems that they are planning to confirm their interest in the coming days.

In fact, O Jogo suggests that Newcastle plan to make a bid for the Portugal under-21 star this week.

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Benfica want £33.8 million (€40 million) for Ramos. However, the Portuguese side only want to discuss a deal for their starlet once their Champions League play-off tie is out of the way. They face Dynamo Kyiv for a place in the group-stages.

Newcastle are reportedly planning to go close to the asking price. But it remains to be seen if Benfica are willing to agree a compromise.

Newcastle preparing Goncalo Ramos bid

It would be a big boost for Newcastle to sign Ramos. Obviously, it has been clear for some time that Howe wants to add a young forward to his ranks this summer.

Reports suggested that a fee was agreed to sign Hugo Ekitike before he joined PSG. So they will be hoping that they have more luck with Ramos.

He looks to be a remarkable talent. And the Portuguese top-flight has become a more popular market for English clubs with some real gems coming from the division.

It would be a huge statement if Newcastle were ready to pay over £30 million for Ramos in the coming days.

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