Wolverhampton Wanderer midfielder Ruben Neves wants to join Barcelona. He has turned down offers from multiple Premier League clubs to fulfill this wish of his. Manchester United and Liverpool had expressed an interest in signing the player in the last transfer window. According to Sport, United and Liverpool had contact with Neves’ agent in the last transfer window for a move. However, the midfielder refused a move to United or Liverpool, instead, he held out for a move to Barcelona.
According to a report from the Mirror, Neves is the top target of Barcelona in the next transfer window. Barcelona see Neves as the long-term replacement for the captain Sergio Busquets whose contract expires in June next year. Wolves value Neves at £50 million which might be a bit too much for Barcelona, given their poor financial situation. However, there is room for negotiations which the club will most definitely carry out.
Move for Neves collapsed this summer because of his transfer fee
Barcelona’s move for Neves was ruled out this summer because of the transfer fee that was demanded by Wolves. Wolves wanted £50 million for the transfer of Neves which Barcelona were hard-pressed to give. They brought in Raphinha, Lewandowski, Christensen, Kessie, and Kounde in the transfer window despite their bad financial situation. In total Barcelona spent about €158 in the transfer window which was a lot for them considering that the club is going through a difficult financial period currently. Ruben Neves is a leader and the flag bearer of Wolverhampton Wanderers. He is only 25 years of age but has a wealth of experience under his belt. He has performed exceedingly well for Wolves since arriving from Porto two seasons ago. Hence, a move for Neves cannot be ruled out in the next transfer window.
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