What Wolves manager Bruno Lage has said about a potential move for Benfica striker Goncalo Ramos

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Wolverhampton Wanderers are still keen on bringing in a striker before the window shuts on September 1.

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Bruno Lage has responded to the rumours linking the gold and black to Benfica striker Goncalo Ramos.

Lage denies the fact that Wolves have had any contact with the 21-year-old but didn’t rule out a potential move for him or another forward before the transfer window closes on September 1.

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Benfica forward Goncalo Ramos is a target for Newcastle United. (Photo by PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP via Getty Images)Benfica forward Goncalo Ramos is a target for Newcastle United. (Photo by PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP via Getty Images)
Benfica forward Goncalo Ramos is a target for Newcastle United. (Photo by PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP via Getty Images) | AFP via Getty Images

Speaking ahead of the game with Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday lunch-time, Lage admitted that the club were still very much in the market for a new forward player even with Raul Jimenez returning to full training this week.

“We’re still looking for a striker,” he conceded.

“The last days I’ve received so many mesages about him [Goncalo Ramos] and I’ve had people send me videos from Portuguese TV saying I’ve called the player and ‘Wolves did the offer’ but even I was surprised as I didn’t talk with him.

“I’ve asked my chairman and we didn’t do any offer for him.

“The most important thing is to understand that he’ a top player, a young player, I’ve worked with him. I didn’t get the chance to put him in the first team because when I bring him from the u19s to the first team, after one week of putting him into the first team, I finished my relationship with Benfica.

“I’ve seen him play as an offensive midfielder, I’ve seen him as a striker, the way he plays - and I’m so happy for the way he’s started this season.

“Who doesn’t want to have these kind of players? But the most important thing is that we have our profile and we don’t just have one target, we have more targets for that position.”

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