Already targeted by Barca and Manchester United, Ruben Neves (Wolverhampton) is also of interest to Arsenal, who are looking to deepen their midfield.
Ruben joined Arsenal at the Battle of Neves. Already in high demand, the 25-year-old Portuguese is one of the Gunners’ top targets for the upcoming summer transfer window. According to Sky Sports, Wolverhampton value their midfielder at £50–60m (€60–70m). But the London club is not the only one inquiring about Ruben Neves as FC Barcelona, Manchester United and Tottenham have expressed interest. Already on the hunt for a midfielder during the winter transfer window, the Gunners ultimately did not recruit anyone.
>> Live Transfer Window
The player who was worth 100 million
With the possible signing of Rubén Neves, Arsenal are looking to create a competitive midfield with Thomas Partey and Martin Odegaard. Nevertheless, the wolves did not let him go at any cost. Coach Bruno Lage estimated his player was worth £100 million (€120 million), the same amount Manchester City paid to afford Jack Grealish last summer.
“What he’s doing this season is great. I also think the way we play, he can show a better Reuben, and the way he plays puts our team on a different level.” When you have this player, the best thing to do is to improve your salary and your contract years, admitted Wolves boss in a press conference. There’s got to be a top player like him, who can defend and attack, who is a top professional and big man, the big teams are with £100m to buy players like this.”