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Wolves: Journalist issues Ruben Neves transfer claim

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Speaking on the latest episode of Touchline Talk, journalist Pete O’Rourke has provided an update on the future of Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Ruben Neves. 

There have been claims in the past suggesting the Portuguese midfielder was receiving interest from Manchester United over a potential transfer swoop.

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However, it seems the latest club to emerge as a possible landing spot for the 24-year-old could be Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea ahead of the January transfer window.

Neves has now been at Molineux for over four years having signed from Porto back in 2017, playing an integral role in their side over those four years.

And with over two years remaining on his current deal, it seems the midfielder could well be at the centre of more transfer speculation, and O’Rourke provided an update on what could lie ahead for Neves.

He said: “Yeah, highly unlikely that any move for Neves might happen in the January transfer window, but I’m sure his name will be on the lips of a lot of top clubs in the summertime. And for Wolves fans, this may be a case of enjoying him now while you’ve got him, because I’m sure there’ll be lots of summer speculation around the midfielder’s future in the summer.”

TIF Thoughts on Neves’ future…

Wolves have made a bright start to the 2021/22 campaign under Bruno Lage, as they currently sit in eighth spot of the Premier League table.

And Neves has been at the heart of Lage’s midfield having only missed one game in the Premier League this season, which was due to a build-up of yellow cards (via Transfermarkt).

Given how well Wolves have started the season, we think it would take a huge bid to come in for the Old Gold to allow Neves to leave in January.

Lage made it clear in the summer he did not want to lose Neves, and with a number of years still on his deal at Molineux, we don’t think Wolves will be pushed into a January sale.

However, judging by O’Rourke’s comments, perhaps Neves’ time at Molineux could be drawing to a close in the coming months.

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