Given the rise of Wolverhampton Wanderers in recent seasons under owners Fosun, and our somewhat controversial links to self-styled super agent Jorge Mendes, I guess it was only a matter of time before some outlets decided that he would protect his own interests, against ours, and we now have the first story of that ilk – he’s trying to sell Ruben Neves from under us (apparently).
Italian outlet Calciomercato have recently claimed – without a single source, quote or any information that you can consider concrete – that Mendes is trying to garner interest from Juventus in our player.
Quite why he’d do that is beyond me, Juventus have dominated the Italian game in recent years and of course, Cristiano Ronaldo is now on their books, but if he wanted to protect his own interests – ergo make money – why take a client from the riches of the Premier League?
I guess we’re supposed to not remember he has a long-term contract, looks perfectly happy at the club and knows himself, it remains a learning curve in his own development and that development is better-suited learning to dictate the English top-flight than anywhere else.
Nice to know our own red tops have competition from European rivals when it comes to invention and BS.
Least it makes a subtle change from the English rags trying to flog him to Manchester City.