Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves’ head could easily be turned by a move to Barcelona in the near future, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.
The Lowdown: Fresh Neves exit rumour
Neves ended up remaining at Wolves but a new rumour has been doing the rounds regarding him moving on loan in January, prior to a permanent transfer – with the transfer allegedly at a ‘very advanced’ stage.
It seems clear that Barca see the Wanderers hero as a primary target, with a Molineux exit feeling increasingly likely.
The Latest: Journo makes new claim
Speaking to Give Me Sport, O’Rourke admitted that Neves would find it difficult to turn the move down:
“I think if you’ve got Barcelona courting your services, I’m sure it would turn anybody’s head. We all know Barcelona have had major financial problems over the last couple of years as well, but they are going well in La Liga and they are trying to rebuild.”
The Verdict: Hard to see him staying
With every new report that emerges, the more it feels inevitable that Neves will end up trading Wolves for Barcelona soon, whether that be in January or next summer.
Wanderers’ struggles in the Premier League are only enhancing the likelihood of it happening, with the Portuguese potentially feeling as though he has outgrown the club.
It would certainly be hard to feel bitter about Neves leaving, having remained so loyal to this point, and he is a player who deserves to be playing at that level, being described as ‘outstanding’ by journalist Tim Spiers.
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