A fresh insight into the future of Wolverhampton Wanderers star Ruben Neves has, on Thursday, been provided.
Portuguese international Neves is of course fresh off another fine campaign.
Prior to picking up a long-term injury problem late in March, the 25-year-old had featured in all but two of Wolves’ Premier League fixtures, continuing to conduct proceedings with near-incomparable poise from his deep-lying midfield berth.
Not only that, but Neves’ contributions proved telling further up the pitch, too, en route to four goals and two assists across his 31 starts.
And such efforts, in turn, have led to altogether inevitable fresh speculation that Wolves’ star man has been added to the summer wishlists of a number of English football’s heavyweights.
Arsenal and Manchester United have long been tipped as the most likely landing spots for Neves, keen to add a proven high-level performer to their respective ranks in the middle of the park ahead of next season.
And now, as alluded to above, on Thursday, a fresh insight into the situation has been provided.
The info centers on the alleged demands laid out by the powers that be at Molineux, to sanction their midfield standout’s sale ahead of next season.
As per a report from The Telegraph, should any club have legitimate hopes of luring Neves away from the west Midlands, then they will need to pay up in a major way.
This comes with Wolves’ board having slapped an alleged £70 million asking price on the head of the Portuguese.
Arsenal, understood to remain keen on a cut-price swoop for Leicester City’s Youri Tielemans, are therefore unlikely to express any further interest in Neves with a view to the 2022/23 campaign, whilst Manchester United would presumably too be hesitant to sanction such an outlay, should their ongoing big-money pursuit of Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong ultimately bear fruit.