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Opinion: Keeping Neves at Molineux is Wolves’ best piece of business this summer

Opinion: Keeping Neves at Molineux is Wolves’ best piece of business this summer

Wolves have done some excellent work in the transfer window this summer with Joao Moutinho and Rui Patricio standing out as two absolute coups for the newly-promoted side.

As well as Moutinho and Patricio, Wolves supporters will also be excited over the signings of Adama Traore and Leander Dendoncker, who come in to improve Nuno Espirito Santo’s side in attack and midfield.

But Wolves best bit of business heading into the new season is keeping Ruben Neves at the club and getting him to sign a new five-year contract.

Having taken the Championship by storm after moving to Wolves a year ago from Porto — with super agent Jorge Mendes playing a huge role in getting the Portugal international to Molineux — Neves had attracted interest from some of the Premier League’s biggest clubs (via the Sun).

However, Wolves have managed to keep one of their most prized assets and should Nuno’s men manage to avoid relegation, £13.5m-rated (via Transfermarkt) Neves would undoubtedly be a huge reason as to why.

Despite only being 21, Neves already has a significant amount of experience playing at an elite level.

Neves got decent minutes both in the Primeira Liga and Champions League for Porto, while he has five senior caps to his name with the Portugal national team.

Even though he is young, Neves, who captained his former side as a teenager, has shown he is a player that others can depend on.

Neves was pivotal in Wolves being promoted to the Premier League, and the club’s hopes of retaining their status in English football’s top division and excelling in it could come down to how well he plays.

With the likes of Moutinho and Traore, it promises to be an exciting season for Wolves, and the Molineux faithful can take pleasure in knowing Neves will line up alongside them.

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