It would be ‘unbelievable business’ by Wolves if they could keep Ruben Neves at the club this summer, according to transfer expert Dean Jones.
The Lowdown: Neves enjoying superb season for Wolves
The Portuguese midfielder has been a wonderful performer for the Old Gold throughout this season, arguably standing out more than anyone on the pitch.
Neves has combined his outrageous technical ability with tenacity in the middle of the park, enjoying six goal contributions and averaging 2.3 tackles per game in the Premier League.
The Latest: Expert makes Neves claim
Speaking to GiveMeSport, Jones claimed that it would be a masterstroke if Wolves keep hold of Neves, even though it doesn’t seem likely.
The journalist said: “If Wolves kept him, it would be unbelievable business, but I think that contract only gets signed if none of these clubs actually manage to put this package in front of him that’s being talked about.”
The Verdict: Fingers crossed
In truth, it is still easier to envisage Neves leaving than staying this summer, with the Portugal international at a point where he may feel that a fresh challenge is needed after five years at Wolves.
The midfielder, who has been hailed as ‘amazing’ by Jose Sa, may believe that he belongs at a Champions League-playing club – something that Wolves won’t be able to promise in 2022/23.
If Neves does stay, it would feel like an enormous bonus, given that he is the squad’s second-best performer to have started more than four league games this term. If not, it is vital that the Molineux hierarchy use the funds received from this sale wisely, in order to fill the void left by his departure.
In other news, Wolves have been linked with a move for one player this summer. Find out who it is here.
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