Date: 11th December 2019 at 9:00am
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Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves has allegedly been offered to one of the world’s biggest clubs in Real Madrid for next summer.

According to claims from SportsMole – who reference a ‘report from Spain’ – the Portuguese midfielder has been catching the eye of some of Europe’s biggest clubs after joining the West Midlands side in the summer of 2017.

Now, with the 22-year-old’s agent just being the relatively unknown and small-time Jorge Mendes, he has, quite expectedly, been attracting the interest of some powerhouses in the game. SportMole reference both Inter Milan and Real Madrid, but due to Mendes’ tight relationship with Real supremo Florentino Perez, discussions have already allegedly taken place about the possibility of the player joining Los Blancos.

According to Transfermarkt, the midfielder is valued at £45m – though, it is probably safe to say that Wolves could demand a good chunk more than that.

It was quite the shock when Neves – only 20 at the time – joined Wanderers for a record £16.11m (per Transfermarkt). Since, he has endured a massively successful career in Wolverhampton, which can be quantified by the fact he is linked with arguably the world’s biggest team. However, with Mendes being his agent, it is unlikely that he sees his current club as the ceiling for his career – even if they are doing well in Europe.

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Obviously, the defensive midfielder is an integral part of this outfit; Joao Moutinho and his partnership has been a massive part of Wolves’ Premier League success. He has now played 107 games for the club, notching up over 50 Premier League appearances, as well as 14 international caps. All of the before suggests that, for a man of his age, he has what it takes to go up another level.

Whether or not he will get a move bigger is probably dependent on whether Real actually want him. This season, he hasn’t quite been at the peak of his powers, averaging 6.64/10 from his 16 games, per WhoScored, which might put off the Spanish giants.

 

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