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Paul Robinson has predicted Goncalo Ramos could hit the ground running in the Premier League if he joins Leeds United from Benfica this summer.
The Chronicle reported via their print edition on Tuesday (16 August, page 38) that Leeds, Newcastle and Wolves are interested in signing the 21-year-old striker from Benfica.
However, it is understood they’ll have to wait until 24 August once Benfica finish their Champions League qualification play-off against Dynamo Kyiv.
Ramos is said to be valued at £35million by Benfica but Robinson is happy to see Leeds pursuing players in the Portuguese top-flight due to the historic success they’ve had once moving to England.
Speaking to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said: “It’s a league where a lot of good players have come out of to the Premier League and succeeded.
“It’s a good feeder league for the Premier League and players seem to adapt very quickly.
“But it’s getting to the point with Leeds that it doesn’t matter who it is or where they’re playing, they need a striker and they need a top striker as cover and competition for Patrick Bamford.
“Whether he comes from Portugal or whether he comes from Poland, it doesn’t matter. They just need to get one in”.
Bamford missed almost all of last season due to injury and looks set to miss the clash with Chelsea at Elland Road this weekend due to an issue he picked up at Southampton last week.
Ramos has started this season by average a goal per game with Benfica, scoring five times in five appearances across all competitions and also supplying three assists.
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