In 2017, Ruben Neves was joined Wolves for just £16million and now it appears the club are willing to sell him for around £35million, and Wolves legend, Steve Bull, admits that he isn’t sure if Neves wants to stay at the club.
Neves was usually a regular and one of the first names on the teamsheet under former manager Nuno Espirito Santo, however, towards the back end of the campaign, he saw himself only complete 90 minutes in three of their last six games.
Should Wolves sell Neves?
This, accompanied by the fact that financial problems for a lot of Chinese owners have raised concerns over how much Fosun will put into Wolves moving forward, suggests Neves would appear to be their most sellable asset and their best chance of bringing some money into the club for new manager Bruno Lage.
Sometimes you can tell if a player is truly committed to the club through the way they play and act on the pitch, which is something that has not been reflecting positively on Neves, according to Bull, who explained why he isn’t confident of Neves wanting to stay, exclusively to This is Futbol:
“He’s a very influential player but you can see through the body language of certain players whether or not they want to play for the club and over the last six months he seems to be in the middle and I’m not sure if he wants to be here.”
It would be a huge blow for Wolves to lose such an important and influential player like Neves, who has been with the club throughout their entire journey from the Championship into the Premier League over the last four seasons.
It also appears that £35million would be a very low transfer offer to accept considering how much other players go for in the transfer market nowadays, but one club linked with taking advantage of such a great deal is Arsenal.