When you bench a goalscoring genius such as Cristiano Ronaldo with your performances, your name is bound to pop up on the top clubs’ radars. That’s exactly what happened during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar where Goncalo Ramos’ sensational display in the 6-1 win over Switzerland earned him the MOTM award and six months later a PSG transfer is very much on the cards.
With the summer of 2023 transfer window getting more heated by the day, PSG are the key favourites to snap up Goncalo Ramos before the 2023/24 season kicks off. Will Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and his financial might be enough to convince the Portuguese giants to let go of their boy-wonder? Or will the Ligue 1 champions suffer a massive blow ahead of their new campaign? Let’s find out what you can expect in this transfer saga.
Time for Goncalo Ramos to decide
No one can deny PSG’s financial might. Benfica can’t compete when it comes to fiscal strength. That’s why the compelling offer was so swiftly accepted by the Portuguese club’s board.
However, the deal also relies on Goncalo Ramos’ desire to switch Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica with Parc les Princes. Sure, PSG are forming another sensational starting XI with Barcelona’s Dembele the latest one to join the club in the next couple of days, but you can’t deny the fact that Ligue 1 is subpar in comparison to other top leagues such as Serie A, Premier League, or La Liga.
Perhaps Goncalo Ramos was hoping for an offer from one of the top teams in the best leagues in the World?
Not according to La Parisien, who say the 22-year-old has reached an agreement with PSG and it’s all down to club-to-club negotiations at this point.
Goncalo Ramos transfer update
As time passed by, it was obvious the club from Paris isn’t going to secure either Dusan Vlahovic’s nor Harry Kane’s services. The Serbian striker will likely stay put in Serie A while the all-time Spurs goalscorer is close to a deal with Bavarian giants Bayern Munich.
This forced Hamad Al Thani’s hand to go for Plan B. PSG’s interest in Goncalo Ramos hasn’t been a secret. Luis Enrique is an admirer of Ramos’ talents. He already admitted that in an interview not too long ago.
As a result, the board would like to make their new manager’s wish come true and bring Portuguese goalscorer Ramos to Parc des Princes. According to Fabrizio Romano, PSG and Benfica are close to agreeing on the terms of the contract. Rumors have it that PSG have offered a whopping €80m for the 22-year-old’s services. How can the Portuguese side actually decline such a lucrative offer?