Following a summer where Tottenham failed to bring in any new signings, the next two transfer windows are going to be huge for the club, if they have any money to spend.
Up front, Tottenham are always going to carry some threat with the likes of Harry Kane and Son. At the back, Spurs still look fairly solid but in midfield, it’s quite obvious that the north London club needs reinforcements.
Moussa Dembele looks like he’s on the final run of his career while Victor Wanyama has struggled with an injury. That’s left Eric Dier to play in the league ahead of the two and for the most part, the England international has been pretty poor.
Tottenham need a midfielder who can run a game from the base of midfield and Wolves’ midfield maestro, Ruben Neves is the perfect man to do that.
Neves made his debut at the age of 17 and then five days later made his debut in the Champions League to become the youngest Portuguese player to play in the tournament. A year later, Neves would become the youngest player to captain his side in Europe at just 18-years-old.
In his final season with the club, he only managed to play 13 games in the league but was still a highly-rated prospect in Europe. Following his record-breaking spell with Porto, Neves joined Wolves for a reported £15.8 million fee.
Since his arrival in England, Neves has shown that he has the potential to be a world-class midfielder in the next few years. Last year, he was a key player in Wolves’ promotion and this year, in tandem with Joao Moutinho, Neves has once again been a key player for the club.
Comfortable on the ball, Neves not only has the ability to score the odd goal from outside the box but also the ability to spray passes from deep. Defensively, his game still needs work but at the base of midfield, with Lucas Moura, Son and Kane ahead of him, Neves could be a star.
It’ll take a fairly large bid but Spurs should be targeting Neves as the man to finally shift Dier to the bench.
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