Date: 14th September 2018 at 2:17pm
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OPINION

Wolves fans must fear their club’s pursuit of talented midfielder Pizzi as it could be connected to a possible exit for fan favourite Ruben Neves. 

Italian outlet Calciomercato claimed that Benfica midfielder Pizzi was on the Premier League side’s radar and shared no more information then that.

However Portuguese newspaper Record followed up the story on Wolves’ interest and shared that Nuno Santo’s side were keeping tabs on the 28-year-old and that they could advance their interest in him by making a move in January.

Yet more worryingly Record’s report suggested that Wolves’ pursuit and desire for Pizzi could be related to a possible departure for Neves in January as he has his fair share of suitors.

Goal  previously shared that Manchester United and Manchester City were in the race to sign Wolves’ 21-year-old and it would be heartbreaking if Neves departed anytime soon but especially in January.

Neves has shone for Wolves in their opening four games with him particularly standing out in his side’s Premier League opener against Everton where he grabbed one goal and one assist.

Given that the 21-year-old has enough talent to take the Premier League by storm now and is set to improve when you consider his age, it would be upsetting if Neves found himself out the door at Wolves in January.

The player’s potential exit would be a massive blow to Wolves’ ambitions for the season even if replaced by Pizzi.

Pizzi,28, is currently in tip-top form for Benfica as he has scored six goals, while registering three, in the eight outings he has made this season but clearly fans would rather have Neves.

Pizzi would be able to aid Wolves’ cause but it would better if Wolves was able to hold onto to Neves instead of him as not only is their current player seven-years younger, he also plays as a defensive midfielder which is an asset.

It is very hard to find a talented defensive midfielder, who looks just as useful when aiding his side’s attack, and Wolves’ just have to look to West Ham who have struggled in the Premier League for the last couple of seasons due to lacking a high-quality player for that position.

This all means that Wolves supporters must fear the reported pursuit of Pizzi despite him being in-form as it may inadvertently help Neves exit which would be very upsetting indeed.