Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Ruben Neves is being linked with a move away from Molineux this summer, according to a report.
El Gol Digital, the Spanish media outlet, states that Manchester United are showing an interest in the player after it emerged that Ander Herrera could leave Old Trafford with Atletico Madrid waiting in the wings.
But Championship side Wolves only signed the 20-year-old Portuguese ace last summer for £15million from Porto and has a contract with the West Midlands based club until 2022.
The defensive midfielder has starred in Nuno Espirito Santo’s side this season and has helped to guide the team to the pinnacle of England’s second-flight, with four goals in 32 outings.
Neves will be one of the players that the club will be desperate to keep hold of should they attain Premier League promotion which as it stands, it looks as though they will in spite of recent form.
Wolves are top of the table by six-points but their march at the helm has halted slightly lately and they have stuttered for consistency.
Defeat last time out, against fellow high-flyers Fulham, cut the gap for Santo’s team, who have picked up just two points from a possible nine in the previous three league outings.
But against Reading this weekend they can once against re-establish their dominance over the other sides in the Championship by getting maximum points from Jaap Stam’s men who have struggled all season long.
Here is a selection of Wolves fan reaction to the reported interest of Manchester United in their star midfielder:
— Màtt Akermàn (@Matt_Akerman1) March 1, 2018
Ruben Neves to Manchester United? Please no.
— Jake Longworth (@JakeLongworth) March 1, 2018
He is part of a project at Wolves. Why would he want to play for Mourinho & his anti-football tactics. I suppose he would enjoy lumping the ball up to Lukaku….
— Canis Lupus /_/ (@LupisCanis) March 2, 2018
It’s obvious he’s going to attract the attention of the bigger clubs in England & abroad but he’s 20 years old he can see out his contract at #wwfc & still have time to win another 3/4 ballon dor’s
— AndyLane (@laney8130) March 2, 2018
I think Tom Cairney is better ???? just leave him where he is please
— Darbo123 (@mightymufin) March 1, 2018
@billashraf_MUFC he’ll push Pogba to the bench and he’ll start. He’s the better player
— Charlie (@charlie__wwfc) March 1, 2018
Leave Ruben alone
— Dylan???? (@_Dugz) March 1, 2018
Was always going to happen ruben Neves being linked with big clubs, he's world class & too good for this league.
Take no notice, i'm sure it will be 1st on nuno's to do list next season.
Neves is a wolfff! #wwfc #mufc
— ????◼ (@AGloverX) March 1, 2018
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