Newcastle United have been linked with signing Ruben Neves from Wolves this summer, and it sounds like he could be on the move.
According to TalkSPORT, Wolves are preparing for the sale of Neves at the end of the season, with his current contract set to expire in 2024.
That means this summer is Wolves’ last chance to cash in on the Portugal international, which could present Newcastle with an opportunity.
The Magpies are set to be in the market for a centre midfielder after failing to get one in January. Neves was a target for Eddie Howe, but he was deemed to be too expensive according to the Telegraph.
Newcastle still looking at Ruben Neves
However, Neves is still on Newcastle’s radar, who are weighing up the pros and cons over a move for the 26-year-old. The Athletic have stated that Toon officials like his passing and shooting ability, but have concerns over his athleticism.
If Newcastle do decide that Neves is the one they want then they could find a willing seller. TalkSPORT state that Wolves are anticipating offers for him, and are ready to say goodbye to a player who cost them £15.8million in 2017.
He has been an incredible player at Molineux, and it is actually surprising to see him still at Wolves, such is his ability. In the words of Gary Neville, he is ‘sensational‘.
But he could have a new club this summer, with Newcastle one of the sides that are chasing his signature.
Wolves’ potential replacement will interest Newcastle
TalkSPORT add that Wolves are looking at Bristol City’s Alex Scott as a potential replacement for Neves. They state that they held talks with the 19-year-old’s representatives in January.
That will interest Newcastle, as the Magpies have also been credited with an interest in Scott. Howe’s side were described as ‘one to watch’ in the race to sign the teenager, while it has also been claimed that Newcastle have already made an inquiry for him.
He is another player who is expected to be on the move this summer, and it looks like there could be something of a midfielder-merry-go-round. Just who Newcastle end up with remains to be seen.