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Prem clubs queuing for Benfica's World Cup sensation Goncalo Ramos

Premier League clubs have been scouting Benfica's World Cup sensation Goncalo Ramos for much of the year.

Ramos has notched 14 goals and six assists in 21 games across all competitions for Benfica this term. He consolidated his remarkable rise in Lisbon by scoring a hat-trick on his first World Cup start, as he replaced Cristiano Ronaldo in the starting XI in Portugal's 6-1 win over Switzerland.

CBS Sports' Ben Jacobs also revealed that Ramos almost joined PSG over the summer, and now has a release clause of €120 million.

He tweeted: "Portugal cruised into the World Cup quarter-finals after a scintillating 6-1 win over Switzerland. 21-year-old Gonçalo Ramos scored the World Cup's first hat-trick and his 18th goal for club and country this season.

"Ramos has a release clause of €120m and was drawing interest long before the World Cup. He almost joined PSG over the summer. Benfica wanted close to €45m & that price will be higher now. Several EPL clubs have looked, including Man United, Newcastle, Leeds, Wolves, Southampton and Forest."



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