Stan Collymore aims dig at title winners as playmaker reportedly arrives in Liverpool

Former Aston Villa and Liverpool star Stan Collymore has aimed a dig at Wolves fans after it was reported that Ruben Neves was in Liverpool ahead of quitting the West Midlands for Merseyside.

Anfield HQ reporter Oliver Bond claimed on his personal Twitter account on Monday that Neves, 21, is in the North West after it was previously reported by Lisbon-based Marcus Alves that the Portugal international would agree a deal with Liverpool in the summer transfer window.

Villa-mad Collymore grew up in Cannock, a known hotbed of Wolves supporters, and he could not resist taking a bit of a dig at his old friends who support the Wanderers with them having to see their key player on the verge of leaving.

“I hope my mates in Cannock are ok at this difficult time,” he said on his personal Twitter account.

Neves has been in sublime form at Wolves this season after he become the Championship’s most-expensive player last year when he signed for £15.8million from Porto.

On his way to helping his side win the second-tier title, the Portuguese playmaker has scored six goals in 40 appearances across all competitions.

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This could be one of the transfers of the summer already as Liverpool now look certain to sign Neves. The former Porto midfielder has been amazing for Wolves this season and was unlucky to not won the Championship player of the year gong for helping his side win the Championship title. Neves’ agent Jorge Mendes will clearly be a key player in this deal and there’s no doubt that he or one of his associates will be with Neves on Merseyside today. Wolves fans will be left gutted by this news – but this is what has to be expected with Mendes.

In other Liverpool news, the Reds are working on two midfield goal machine deals with one on the verge of an agreement.

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