Wolves are trying to persuade Ruben Neves to sign a new deal at the club instead of leaving this summer, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.
The Lowdown: Neves’ future unclear
The 25-year-old has continued to be a key player for the Old Gold in the Premier League this season, having found his best form since the arrival of Bruno Lage and being hailed as ‘amazing’ by team-mate Jose Sa.
Wolves would clearly love the midfielder to stay put, though, and a significant update has now emerged regarding the Portugal international’s situation in the Black Country.
The Latest: O’Rourke on Neves’ future
“I think Wolves are going to find it hard to keep hold of him this year. Talks are ongoing over a new deal, but I think there’s a realisation on both parties here that maybe the time has come for them to move on.
“I’m sure Ruben Neves in the summer will have a big decision to make on his future.”
The Verdict: Neves still likely to leave
While there is some hope that Neves will extend his stay at Wolves – and it would feel hugely significant if he does – it still feels as though a summer exit is more likely.
The lure of joining Barcelona could simply be too great to ignore, should an offer arrive, with few players getting the opportunity to play for such an iconic club.
Neves does seem to genuinely love Wolves, though, and if loyalty takes over and he sees positive progress under Lage, it may yet happen that he signs a new deal. If that does materialise, it would arguably feel more important than any new summer signing.
In other news, Wolves are eyeing up a move for one player. Find out who it is here.
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