Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves could still potentially join Manchester United in the January transfer window, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.
The Lowdown: Neves linked with United move
The 24-year-old has enjoyed an excellent season for Wanderers, appearing in 18 Premier League matches and excelling in Monday’s famous 1-0 win away to United – Neves registered three shots, seven long balls and an 81 per cent pass success rate, bossing the match in the middle of the park (Whoscored).
He has been linked with a move to Old Trafford, however, with Ralf Rangnick seemingly eyeing a dynamic midfielder who can improve matters in the middle of the park – Wolves aren’t the first side to make the current crop look ordinary.
While some reports have suggested the Red Devils do not intend to make new additions until the summer, a new update may leave Wolves fans slightly concerned.
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The Latest: Journalist makes fresh claim
Speaking to Give Me Sport, O’Rourke didn’t rule out the transfer happening this month, even though he also confirmed it will likely be a quiet January in Manchester:
“United are still interested in signing him. There are no concrete plans to make additions at United this month, but they are in open dialogue in case he could be brought in to boost their season.”
The Verdict: Hugely unlikely
The hope is that Neves is a Wolves player for many years to come, although Wanderers supporters have to be level-headed about him eventually joining a top club playing consistently in the Champions League.
That being said, it would be a big surprise if the Portugal international wanted to join United as early as January, especially with the Red Devils clearly struggling at the moment, as highlighted by Wolves’ aforementioned triumph earlier this week.
It appears to be an unhappy environment under Rangnick, whereas Bruno Lage is excelling at Molineux and Neves is on top form, hopefully inspiring them to a European finish in May – does he really have a better chance of that at Old Trafford right now?
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