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Arsenal Linked With Surprise Move for Newcastle Target Whom Mikel Arteta ‘Always Liked’ – Fabrizio Romano

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The January transfer window has brought forth intriguing possibilities, and one name that has resurfaced in Premier League transfer talks is Ruben Neves. Having recently made the move from Wolves to Al Hilal in the Saudi Pro League, the midfielder is now linked with a swift return to English football, as per Fabrizio Romano.

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Mikel Arteta’s Long-Standing Interest

The Portuguese international’s summer move to the Middle East came as a surprise to the football world. Many anticipated a step up to one of Europe’s elite clubs for the talented midfielder, but the unexpected turn of events led him to Saudi Arabia.

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Fabrizio Romano’s insights reveal that Arteta has long been an admirer of the 26-year-old. The Gunners’ manager might be looking to bring him in to strengthen the midfield after recent injuries to Martin Odegaard, Thomas Partey, and Emile Smith Rowe.

Newcastle Also in the Mix

As per the transfer insider, the Magpies are keen on acquiring the services of the former Porto player. This comes after their summer signing, Sandro Tonali, was banned for 10 months for breach of betting rules. Other injuries have also left the side in need of reinforcement.

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As per reports, there are no negotiations at the moment between Arsenal and the representatives of Ruben Neves, but Romano further adds that the North London side are definitely looking at options for their midfield.

With the winter transfer window just around the corner, it would be interesting to see how this saga unfolds and if Neves does in fact make a comeback to the English first division.



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