There has been a lot of talk recently about Neves and his future at Wolves, with the club’s owners reportedly open to keeping the midfielder and offering him a new contract, according to The Athletic, although clubs such as Arsenal and Manchester United are tipped to move for him this summer.
Will Neves leave this summer?
Neves has been an excellent servant for the Midlands club having been there for five seasons and even dropped out of Champions League football with FC Porto to help them in their bid to get out of the Championship, but with just two years left on his contract, his time could be up.
The Wolves players embarked on a lap of appreciation after their 1-1 draw against Norwich City at Molineux, which saw Neves appear to wave a potential goodbye to the home supporters and get quite emotional – as an image of the midfielder shared online seems to suggest this could be his last time playing for those fans.
TIF Thoughts on Neves…
Indeed, it’s safe to say that Wolves fans will be gutted should the midfielder decide to leave this summer, which looks likely when you see just how emotional the Portuguese star was on Sunday.
He’s been a vital cog in Bruno Lage’s side, currently sitting as the fifth highest rated player per game for the Molinuex club in the Premier League, as well as ranking second for assists, fourth for shots per game, first for average passes per game and first for long balls per game (as per WhoScored).
The Portuguese midfielder took a big leap into the unknown as he was a regular in a dominant side back in his home country and playing Champions League football, but it appears to have paid off as he’s become a regular in England’s top flight and is now being linked with some of the biggest clubs in the country.
Unless Wolves kicked on and got any higher up the table than a Europa League or Conference League place, it was always going to be likely that their top players would move on, much like Diogo Jota did a few years ago, but the service that Neves has provided Wolves with can’t be questioned.