the Benfica forward that PSG couldn’t sign last summer


Paris Saint-Germain searched for a striker at all costs and even had talks with adviser Luis Campos. In the end, the operation fell through. Will they return to the load by 2023?

Messi could have had another Portuguese partner.
© Getty ImagesMessi could have had another Portuguese partner.

Paris Saint Germain y Benfica star this Wednesday one of the most captivating duels of this day of the UEFA Champions League. It is that both teams compete for the leadership of group H of competition and a victory for any of them will give them half a step towards the round of 16.

The Parisians travel to Lisbon with the mission of maintaining their unbeaten record this season and almost ensuring qualification for the round of 16. By the head of the managers, it will be a special duel and it is that on the other side one of the objectives that it had last summer will be presented to reinforce the forward, the missing piece to complement the scheme that integrates Lionel Messi, Neymar y Kylian Mbappe.

The team reported on Wednesday that Louis Fieldssports adviser to PSG, was in talks to sign Benfica’s current striker, Gonçalo Ramos. He was the favorite striker on his list to join the attack and join the already established trident. However, the operation did not come to light and, in the end, he stayed with the ‘Eagles’ team, where he has already stood out this season with eight goals and six assists in 13 games.

The reasons why the signing of Ramos did not happen did not come out, but in the end, PSG did manage to hire another striker: Hugo Equipmentwho will be on the bench in Wednesday’s duel and has just started against Nice last weekend in Ligue 1. In addition, under the Parisian orbit he was Gianluca Scamaccawho in the end was signed by the West Ham of the Premier League.

Now, Paris Saint-Germain will have the opportunity to see Gonçalo Ramos up close, who will lead Benfica’s attack for this match. The 21-year-old Portuguese will seek to make clear the error of Luis Campos and company in not pressing for his signing, although a good performance of his could help Paris to think again about signing him for 2023.