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Newcastle look to Benfica’s Goncalo Ramos as they look to bolster their frontline

Newcastle look to Benfica’s Goncalo Ramos to bolster their frontline, with the 21-year-old Portuguese star lined up to add competition for Callum Wilson and Chris Wood

  • Newcastle express interest in Benfica striker Goncalo Ramos as latest target 
  • The 21-year-old could cost £25million and has be linked to Nottingham Forest 
  • Magpies keen to add to strike force to provide competition to current forwards  

Newcastle have expressed an interest in Benfica forward Goncalo Ramos who is on also on Nottingham Forest’s list of options. 

The Portuguese striker is a product of Benfica’s youth system and scored eight times in 46 appearances for the club last season. 

The 21-year-old scored against the Magpies during pre-season and has already notched three goals in three games for Benfica at the start of this campaign. 

Benfica’s Goncalo Ramos is the latest striker to be linked with a Newcastle move this summer 

Ramos is valued at around £25million but there is also interest from Premier League new boys Forest as well as PSG. 

Newcastle are keen to add to their striking options at the club and provide competition to current forwards Callum Wilson and Chris Wood. 

Earlier in the window the club were in talks with Reims’ Hugo Ekitike but couldn’t agree terms with player and he has now joined PSG on season-long loan with an option to buy. 

Callum Wilson got off the mark for the season in Newcastle's opening 2-0 win at the weekend

Callum Wilson got off the mark for the season in Newcastle’s opening 2-0 win at the weekend 

Newcastle have also been linked with moves for former striker Ivan Toney from Brentford and Benjamin Sesko – who this week agreed to join RB Leipzig. 

The Toon’s current striker Wilson got off the mark on Saturday, scoring in Newcastle’s 2-0 opening day victory over Nottingham Forest at St James’ Park. 

The 30-year-old will be hoping to find the kind of form that saw him force his way into the England squad, especially with a World Cup just 100 days away.