Ruben Neves Transfer News: After interest from Arsenal and Manchester United, Wolverhampton Wanderers have reportedly set their asking price for Ruben Neves at £40 million, as reported by The Daily Telegraph.
In 2017, Wolves paid up to £15 million to acquire Neves from Portuguese club FC Porto. He has now been an integral part of the English squad, playing a role in their 2018 Premier League promotion and 2019 UEFA Europa League qualification. The midfielder has made 246 total appearances for the club, netting 29 times and assisting on another 12.
Last summer, there were several reports that the Portugal international would be leaving Molineux. Neves may not remain in his current position this time around, despite his previous commitment to staying put.
As Neves approaches the last year of his contract with the Wolves, his long-term future with the team is in severe question. A new contract has apparently been put on hold, leading some to speculate that the 26-year-old will be traded this summer.
Ruben Neves Transfer News: Wolverhampton Wanderers have reportedly set their asking price for Ruben Neves at £40 million
The Wanderers would like not to lose Neves for free next season, thus he is likely to conclude his six-year affiliation with the club this summer. The report claims that the team managed by Julen Lopetegui would want a transfer price of up to £40 million for the central midfielder.
The likes of Arsenal and Barcelona have been said to be interested in the ex-Porto player. The midfielder has a lot of fans, including Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag. Whether or if either team is willing to match Wolves’ asking price for Neves is still up in the air.
Meanwhile, the wolves seem to be getting ready for a future without Neves. Lopetegui’s squad won their past two games without their Portuguese player, beating Chelsea and Brentford.
Arsenal’s midfield is one position that needs improvement this summer. Declan Rice, a key player for West Ham United, has reportedly emerged as the club’s primary offseason target.