Benfica’s dominance in Liga Portugal certainly gives strikers in the club more freedom to showcase their talents up front with defences not at the level of that in the Premier League. Nunez has found that out so far in his first handful of games at Liverpool, failing to score in his last four matches.
He’s shown glimpses of what he can do and looks a threat every time Liverpool get the ball in the box. But United will no doubt be watching closely to see if Benfica’s former frontman can rediscover his best form in the Premier League to make their own decision on Ramos.
Ramos is said to be currently valued at £25m, but should he continue his current trajectory then Benfica could easily push that up closer to his release clause at £100m with other clubs bound to be interested. But signing someone unproven in one of Europe’s elite leagues always comes with risk and Nunez’s performances at Liverpool this year may well be the benchmark for whether United will push ahead with Ramos.