A new transfer update has emerged surrounding the future of Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves, according to a Spanish source.
The Lowdown: Plenty of interest
Neves’ contract with the Wanderers isn’t set to expire until 2024, but he has been linked with a move away from Molineux for most of this season, with the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal, and Barcelona said to be the three main suitors interested in his services.
Making the switch to either the Gunners or the Red Devils would obviously mean staying in the top-flight, but the thought of a move to the Spanish giants is huge for any player, and following a new report, it seems as though we might just know where the 26-time international’s next destination is going to be.
The Latest: Neves’ dream
According to major Spanish outlet Sport (via TEAMtalk), it’s claimed that Neves would ‘rather opt’ for a move to the Blaugrana, with it being his lifelong ‘dream’ to wear the Barcelona shirt.
It was thought that a move to the Catalans would be the least likely option due to their current financial situation, but given the fact that the maestro is ‘keen’ on a transfer, it’s reported that Barca may want to do ‘all in their power’ to secure his signature in the summer.
The Verdict: Bags of potential
Making 32 outings in all competitions under Lage so far this season, the £36m-rated talisman has managed to score four goals and register two assists in what has been a difficult campaign for the Wanderers, as per Transfermarkt.
Neves has been dubbed an “outstanding” player by Wolves journalist Tim Spiers, and still has plenty to give wherever his next club might be, should he depart.
If the midfielder were to join Xavi’s outfit in the upcoming window, it would at least save the Molineux faithful from having to see him in a rival shirt twice a season, and presumably bank the club a huge fee to reinvest into the squad.
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