Benfica increased price tag of World Cup hattrick hero amid Manchester United interest

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It will take a substantial fee to prise Goncalo Ramos from Benfica, who insist they are in no hurry to sell their academy graduate. 

The 21-year-old burst onto the scene when he netted a hat trick on the biggest stage in football – the World Cup.

He was deployed by Fernando Santos in Cristiano Ronaldo’s absence and went on to prove why he should have started the entire tournament, as he scored three goals on his World Cup debut for Portugal.

Since then, Ramos has been linked with Manchester United. Erik ten Hag recently confirmed the club would be on the market for a new striker in January following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Red Devils are interested in two World Cup strikers

They have renewed their interest in Cody Gakpo, whilst also setting their sights on Ramos, who Ten Hag has reportedly been tracking for over a year.

According to the Daily Express, the Portugal international was valued at £25 million before the tournament. However, his impressive display has now rocketed his price tag to upward of £70 million.

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