Ruben Neves has been linked with a move to Real Madrid and it’s hard to see him turning down Los Blancos if they make an official bid. The 22-year-old has spent two years at Wolverhampton Wanderers since joining from FC Porto, going on to make 107 appearances in all competitions.
Neves has been a terrific servant for Wolves while also becoming one of the best central midfielders in the Premier League during his time in England, but he’s always been destined to join a European giant. Arsenal, Chelsea and Real Madrid were circling the Portuguese international long before Wolves signed him.
Is Ruben Neves good enough to play for Real?
It’s unlikely Neves would be sold mid-season given his importance to Nuno Espirito Santo, however. Wolves are currently sixth in the table and five points adrift of the top-four after 16 games. They’re also in the last-32 of the Europa League, having progressed from a group (K) containing SC Braga, Slovan Bratislava and Besiktas.
Wolves would be foolish to let such a talented player leave, but they may be resigned to losing Neves next summer. Real are looking for a Luka Modric replacement and are likely to put up a lot of money. Time will tell if a deal materialises.