Journalist Seb Stafford-Bloor has suggested that Ruben Neves should leave Wolverhampton Wanderers in the not-too-distant future.
However, during the latest episode of the Tifo Football Podcast, Stafford-Bloor discussed the midfielder at length and claimed that he should leave the Old Gold in the not-too-distant future.
He said: “I don’t know what Wolves need, it feels like a stagnation because it feels like [Neves] has been there for longer than probably anyone imagined that he would be.
“There’s coming a point where, whether Wolves want to or not, they’re going to have to reinvent their midfield.
“Neves, I think he came to Molineux because he could progress into English football and for many years, he did. Now, I don’t know.
“He’s always been a slightly less aggressive player than people have assumed. People focus on the long-range shooting and the occasional Hollywood pass, but that’s not necessarily what he does well all the time.
“You wonder whether now’s the time for Jorge Mendes to look at the market and think, ‘I need to put him somewhere else,’ and also, obviously, selling him would raise the kind of fees needed to lead a reinvention at Wolves.
“I just feel like they aren’t benefitting from each other as much as they were, if that makes sense.”
TIF Thoughts on what Seb Stafford-Bloor said about Ruben Neves…
As can be seen in what the journalist had to say, he believes that it may be time for Neves to move on from Wolves because he needs pastures new and the club needs to “reinvent” its midfield.
Would you be open to Wolves selling Ruben Neves next summer?
No, he needs to stay
Yes, he should go
During his first season in the Premier League, Neves picked up a solid 6.86/10 average rating for the Old Gold over 35 top-flight appearances (per WhoScored).
So, perhaps Stafford-Bloor was correct to suggest that the Portuguese midfielder is stagnating over time at Wolves and a departure could be best for both parties.