Arsenal enter the January transfer window with a striker currently injured. Gabriel Jesus successfully underwent knee surgery and is expected to miss an extended period across the winter return of domestic football.
Goncalo Ramos has given Edu plenty to consider as Arsenal prepare for a pivotal January transfer window, with the Gunners set to feel the loss of Gabriel Jesus to injury.
Goncalo Ramos announced himself to the world last night as he replaced Cristiano Ronaldo in the squad and scored a hattrick to knock Switzerland out and send his country through to the quarterfinals. It is almost certain he’ll start again against Morocco and will look to add even more to his tally.
It is unlikely that Ramos presents as a viable option this winter, and Benfica will almost certainly have raised any potential price tag of the 21-year-old as soon as the first goal was scored, let alone the third. Yet Ramos has been with his side for a number of years now.
Arsenal have recently seen targets move elsewhere for big fees when once they were linked before their leap to the elite level. Notoriously, Arsenal missed out on Eden Hazard who eventually moved to Chelsea after their Champions League win.
Dominik Szoboszlai is a more recent example having moved from Red Bull Salzburg to RB Leipzig. Both players were linked with Arsenal in windows prior to their moves for significantly more money than early valuations.