After a brief cameo at this year’s FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Benfica forward, Goncalo Ramos has been tipped to become the first addition to Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United in a cagey January transfer window – replacing Portuguese compatriot, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ramos, who netted his second, third, and fourth international goals for Portugal earlier this month in a knockout fixture against Switzerland, is available at just 10/3 to become Dutch tactician, ten Hag’s first arrival at Old Trafford next month by the best winning tips.
Enjoying an impressive domestic season too following the departure of Uruguay forward, Darwin Nunez to rivals, Liverpool in this summer’s transfer window, Ramos has netted nine times in the league from 11 appearances.
With the above-mentioned, Cristiano Ronaldo departing the Manchester club ahead of his side’s World Cup campaign in the Middle East, an attacking duo of Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford are expected to receive some competition before the slamming of next month’s window.
Another name linked continually with a move to Old Trafford comes in both Ramos and Ronaldo’s compatriot, and another former Benfica standout; Joao Felix.
The Atletico Madrid frontman arrived in the Spanish capital four seasons, and despite having a focal point in Diego Simeone’s side, the Portuguese talisman has struggled to make a significant goal-scoring impact in the Argentine’s largely defensive-oriented side.
Felix has been notably linked with a potential loan move to United in January, with the former Spanish champions yet to call his €126 million move from Benfica a proverbial dud.
Considered an outside chance to join Manchester United’s midfield – albeit in the January transfer window, at least, Birmingham-born midfielder, Jude Bellingham.
Passing up the opportunity to sign the midfield engine prior to his move to Borussia Dortmund, United and a host of other Premier League clubs will likely have to whip to a premier fee to entice the Dortmund board to part with their side’s catalyst.
Linked with a move to Liverpool to boot, Bellingham appears to have a positive relationship with the Merseyside side’s captain, Jordan Henderson, with the duo appearing frequently in Gareth Southgate’s English side during this year’s World Cup. Bellingham currently sits as a high 14/1 chance to join United in January.
Whilst Chelsea agreed personal terms with Croatian defensive unit, Josko Gvardiol last summer, a fee with current club, RB Leipzig was never struck, as the 20-year-old remained in Germany for this half-season at least.
However, despite Graham Potter’s side’s continued interest, bookies have priced Gvardiol at 16/1 to join United in the January window – leaving the potential switch far from the realms of impossibility. Gvardiol has impressed massively since his switch to Leipzig, however, it seems a fee well in excess of €100 million would need to be forked out to force the Red Bull club to consider parting with the defensive standout.