Wolves Midfielder Could Leave Molineux This Summer
Wolves Realistic With Manchester United and Arsenal Interested
Wolverhampton Wanderers hope to keep talented midfielder Ruben Neves this summer, but the 25-year-old has been linked with moves to Manchester United and Arsenal. The Portuguese international joined Wolves in 2017 and scored 21 goals in his 183 appearances.
Technical Director Sellars told the club media that the ideal situation is that the midfielder stays. However, with interest gathering from clubs in the top six, and therefore European competitions available, Sellars is also realistic. The technical director knows that top clubs will make approaches, to see what the situation is.
Although Wolves finished tenth, Neves will be temped by European football. The midfielder is under contract with Wolves until 2024. However, an offer from a top-six club could very well lure the 25-year-old to make a move. The Chinese owners of the club want to run a sustainable operation. Manager Bruno Lage has some grand plans for the summer, to fund this may mean selling the highly-rated midfielder.
What Neves is Worth
Having joined from Porto, for an estimated £15.8 million – a record for the club and the Championship – Neves has been great value for Wolves. With the Portuguese international valued by the club at around £50 million, only a few clubs can afford to sign him.
Putting the value of the midfielder at that level, certainly means only the richer clubs have the funds to offer for the transfer of Neves. Whoever goes in for the 25-year-old, will also need to agree personal terms. Neves being in demand means that he can more or less name his demands.
A decision on the future will come in the summer window, as the midfielder remains in the Premier League, either with Wolves or with one of the big six clubs and European football.