Liverpool told to seal 'half-price' Neves deal as new contact made - pundit

By Gabriel Agbonlahor

31st May, 2023 | 1:02pm

Liverpool told to agree 'half-price' Ruben Neves deal after new development - Agbonlahor

Gabriel Agbonlahor has urged Liverpool to sign Premier League star Ruben Neves from Wolves this summer.

The former Aston Villa striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed the 26-year-old would cost “half the price” of other in-demand midfielders such as Brighton’s Moises Caicedo and West Ham captain Declan Rice.

Sources told Football Insider last week (27 May), Liverpool have asked to be kept informed about developments in the race to sign Wolves star Neves – who is also wanted by Barcelona.

The Portugal international has made 252 total appearances for the Molineux club since joining the club back in 2017, scoring 30 goals and assisting 13.

With just over 12 months left on his current deal, the midfielder is likely to leave the club in the summer, which was made clear by his emotional farewell in Wolves’ last home game of the season.

Liverpool had a strong finish to the campaign, but despite their late push they were unable to secure a top-four finish and will have to settle for a place in the Europa League.

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Agbonlahor insisted that the Merseysiders can still tempt Neves to the club despite the inability to offer Champions League football next season.

“He wants to play at a top club, and he’s said he wants to play in the Champions League,” Agbonlahor told Football Insider’s Ewan Kingsbury:

“Liverpool aren’t in that competition, but they’re a big club, a big draw – and I’m sure they can attract top players like him.

“I just can’t see him staying at Wolves. If you’re a starter for Portugal, you should be at a better club than Wolves.

“That’s no disrespect, but he’s better than them.”

“Liverpool need midfielders, but they can’t quite afford [Moises]Caicedo or [Declan]Rice.”

“But Neves, you could get him for half the price of those two – I’m sure.”

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