The Lowdown: Neves expected to leave
The 25-year-old has become a hugely influential figure at Molineux, delighting fans with his technical brilliance in the middle of the park.
It appears as though Neves’ time at Wolves has reached its natural conclusion, though, with the Portuguese midfielder reportedly eyeing up a new challenge ahead of next season.
Barcelona have been strongly linked with a move for Neves, but United are also still in the mix.
The Latest: Man United make offer for Neves
According to O Jogo [via Sport Witness], Wolves have received an offer from United ‘in hand’, with their bid described as ‘more advantageous’ and ‘much more attractive’ to the Old Gold in a financial sense.
Barcelona’s interest is still mentioned in the report but they may now have to bid more if they want to usurp the Red Devils in this transfer race.
The Verdict: United would be preferable
Purely for financial reasons, Neves choosing United over Barcelona does now look the most beneficial option for Wolves, even if it does mean Bruno Lage’s team coming up against him twice in the Premier League next season.
Judging by this report, it would mean that more funds are available to Fosun for new signings this summer, and it would allow the Old Gold to complete a move for Joao Palhinha, which is reportedly now ‘close‘.
However, if Barcelona match United’s offer, it would be preferable to see him going there, given their prestige as a club and the fact that Wolves wouldn’t have to face him every season.
In other news, Tim Spiers has provided a worrying Wolves update. Read more here.
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