Intermediaries have reportedly offered Barcelona the chance to sign 25-year-old Portuguese international Ruben Neves.
According to a report by Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona will have the opportunity to secure the services of Ruben Neves in 2023. The 25-year-old Portuguese international will enter the final year of his contract with Wolverhampton Wanderers at the end of the season.
Ruben Neves has established himself as one of the best midfielders in the Premier League since joining Wolverhampton Wanderers from FC Porto half a decade ago. He started his journey in England in the EFL Championship. But the player has ensured that the Midlands outfit did not go down again since earning promotion ahead of the 2018/19 season.
The 25-year-old has turned out over 200 times for Wolverhampton Wanderers, chipping in with 26 goals and 12 assists. At the same time, he is a regular for the Portuguese national side. And Neves also features on the radars of some of Europe’s most high-profile clubs, including Barcelona.
Mundo Deportivo now suggests that intermediaries have offered the Portuguese international to Barcelona. The latest claim comes in the wake of rumours that pointed that the Blaugrana will look to sign Neves as a long-term successor for Sergio Busquets.
The Barcelona captain is in the twilight of his career. And recent reports have claimed that the 34-year-old will leave the Blaugrana, possibly for an adventure in the MLS, next year. Barcelona will thus need to invest in a long-term solution in the middle of the park. And Neves is an option worth considering.
Another midfielder on Barcelona’s radar is Martin Zubimendi. But the Real Sociedad midfielder does not want to join the Catalan giants. Neves might thus become the top target for Barcelona heading into the 2023 summer transfer window. So the offer to land him might have come at an opportune moment for the Blaugrana.
It will be interesting to see how this story develops. But with Neves looking unlikely to sign a new contract with Wolverhampton Wanderers, a move to Barcelona might be on the cards. For now, the Catalan outfit will seemingly have the chance to secure his services.