Reports suggest that Ruben Neves, the talented Wolves star, and his agent Jorge Mendes received an offer to join Arsenal. However, Neves has made the decision to sign for Barcelona, one of the giants of La Liga, instead.
Following their close miss on securing their first Premier League title in almost two decades. Being on the edge out by the dominant treble-chasing champions Manchester City. Mikel Arteta finds himself back at the drawing board for the upcoming season.
The 2022/2023 campaign brought significant positives for Arsenal. Including their commendable challenge after narrowly missing out on Champions League qualification in the previous season. Which was claimed by Tottenham.
As a result, Arsenal’s progress during the season has been notable. And they now face the task of regrouping and strategizing for future success.
Despite holding a strong position for a significant period, Arsenal ultimately fell short in their pursuit of the Premier League title. Leading sporting director Edu and the club to focus on bolstering key areas of their squad for the upcoming 2023/2024 season.
Midfield reinforcements are a priority, and there have been reports linking Arsenal to potential multiple signings in that position. Notable names in the mix include West Ham’s Declan Rice, Brighton’s Moises Caicedo. Manchester City captain Ilkay Gundogan, and Southampton’s Romeo Lavia. Additionally, Arsenal may also seek to strengthen their center-back position.
Wolves and Arsenal turn rivals for Neves
While Ruben Neves,set to become a free agent in 2024, is reportedly of interest to Arteta and the Arsenal team. A recent report by Sport suggests that they may have to accept missing out on him.
According to the available information, it is in indication that the Portuguese international, Ruben Neves, is on the verge of joining Barcelona. The reigning champions of Spain. Neves and his representative, Jorge Mendes, reportedly had offers from Arsenal and Manchester United. But it seems that the player has opted to decline those advances in order to pursue a transfer to Camp Nou.
Despite Mikel Arteta’s admiration for Ruben Neves, the 26-year-old has not to miss out on the opportunity to join Barcelona. Neves has reportedly reached an agreement on a four-year contract with the Spanish club. He is expected to be a direct replacement for Sergio Busquets, who is set to depart on a Bosman transfer at the end of this month.
Ruben Neves, formerly of FC Porto, has been a vital player for Wolves since his move to England. Particularly shining under the guidance of Julen Lopetegui last season. According to WhoScored, Neves was ranked as their top-performing regular player with over three league starts. He notched the team’s joint-highest goal tally and attempted more shots per 90 minutes than any other Wolves player.
Wolves defender Hugo Bueno, speaking via the Shropshire Star. Praised Neves for his significant contributions early in the previous season.
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