Another update has emerged regarding Ruben Neves’ future at Wolves, with a summer move to Barcelona once again popping up in the press this week.
The Lowdown: Neves on his way?
The 24-year-old has matured into arguably the Wanderers’ most influential player over the years, providing endless quality in the middle of the park.
Sadly, Neves is being continually linked with a move away from Molineux this summer, with Barcelona looking like the front-runners to snap him up.
The Portuguese may feel the need to move on to pastures new, having possibly outgrown the club after their push for European football faltered.
The Latest: New rumour emerges
His agent, Jorge Mendes, has been given the job of ‘reformulating everything’, with the La Liga giants ‘willing to study ‘ the move ‘carefully’.
It is also stated that the Portugal international is ‘crazy to join’ Barca, who see him as a long-term replacement for Sergio Busquets.
The Verdict: Time to plan for life without him
With each passing week, the more it looks like a matter of time until Neves leaves Wolves – the key now is to use the funds wisely and replace him with a top player.
He will leave a gaping void in the middle of the park, having averaged 2.3 tackles per game and registered six goal contributions (four goals and two assists) in the Premier League this season, with rumoured target Joao Palhinha someone who could offer similar, having averaged 3.1 tackles in the Primeira Liga.
It is hard to begrudge Neves a move to Barca, given the magnitude of the club, but it is now vital that Wolves’ positive trajectory continues without him
In other news, Wolves are reportedly eyeing up a move for an exciting player. Find out who it is here.
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