It is being reported in Germany that we are in the race to sign Fortuna Düsseldorf striker Benito Raman.
According to Sports Witness citing SportBild, we are one of two Premier League clubs interested in the forward, along with Everton.
Raman is not the most prolific striker in the Bundesliga having knocked in just ten goals this season, however, he is hardly playing for one of the best German sides and his total represents over 25% of his team’s total goals.
The young Belgium is said to be available for a bargain price of just £13 Million, a fee that even we can afford.
You would think that we would be favourites to sign Raman, however, it seems that Everton currently has the upper hand, why? I do not know,but that is what is being reported.
Raman started his senior career with Gent in 2011 before joining Standard Liege five years later, however, he was loaned to Düsseldorf after just one year and following a very successful spell joined them on a permanent basis in 2018, he has not broken through to the Belgium national team yet but has represented the youth teams from the U15’s right through to the U21’s.
The 24-year-old would certainly play a role for us, maybe not as a first team regular but definitely as a squad member, especially as we will be playing four competitions next season when team rotation will play a very critical role in our season.
Do we need another cheap striker to replace Danny Welbeck?