Ruben Neves’ reported £35m price tag is “a bit of a laugh”, says former Wolves striker Steve Bull.
According to Goal, Neves is a target for Arsenal as they eye up a replacement for Granit Xhaka, who continues to be linked with a move to AS Roma.
The same outlet reports Wolves value their Portuguese midfielder at £35m, a value Arsenal could be reluctant to pay.
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It all comes as a shock to Bull, who thinks Neves is worth even more than the current price tag that is floating around.
Speaking exclusively to TT about the player, he said:
“I think £35m, they’re having a bit of a laugh. I think he’s a top-class player. He’s been a bit rusty over the last 12 months, he’s been in and out the side, so I think he just needs revitalising.
“Maybe a new start, a new club might do that for him.”
Having signed Neves for around £15m from Porto back in 2017, at least Wolves would be making quite a bit of profit if they did end up selling him to Arsenal for £35m.
That kind of money could also help new manager Bruno Lage bring in a couple of players to improve a Wolves side that let their standard drop a bit last season after coming 13th, six positions lower than their finish in the 2019/20 campaign.
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