Newcastle United are trying to sign Goncalo Ramos from Benfica, but he also has interest from French champions PSG.
That could be a worrying thought for Toon fans, who have been stung by the Ligue 1 side already this summer.
It looked for all the world that Hugo Ekitike was going to join Newcastle. A £26million fee was agreed with Reims, meaning personal terms were all that was needed for a deal to be done.
However, negotiations with his agent proved fruitless and the Magpies walked away. Then PSG swooped in and completed the signing of the 20-year-old.
While the transfer saga ended up souring fans on Ekitike, it was a real blow to miss out on the forward. We are still yet to sign an alternative.
There is hope that Goncalo Ramos could be the one. But will interest from PSG scupper us again?
Why Newcastle aren’t worried by PSG’s interest in Goncalo Ramos
According to the Northern Echo, Newcastle are not worried about Paris Saint-Germain possibly being interested in the 20-year-old.
They add that the Toon hierarchy believe this is a very different situation to the Ekitike one as Ramos has no emotional connection to PSG. Ekitike did, and that’s why he wanted to stay in France and join them rather than move his life to England.
On top of that, it’s difficult to see why Ramos would want a move to PSG. Of course, they are a huge club who compete and more often than not win the title every season. But would he play there? They’ve already signed one young forward this summer in Ekitike! And even he will struggle for first-team minutes.
It appears that signing Ramos is now Newcastle’s main objective. He has been described as the club’s new top target by Fabrizio Romano.
A £25million offer could be on the horizon, but that might not be enough to secure his signature. 90min believe that Benfica want £30million for the Portuguese forward.
Newcastle now need to decide how much they think they can get Ramos for, but at least they’re not concerned by the looming threat of PSG. They’ve beaten us to one striker signing, but possibly not a second.