Ruben Neves wants summer return to Premier League, winter move unlikely

Ruben Neves is keen on returning to the Premier League in the summer as Manchester City and Newcastle United chase his signature.

According to a report by Football Insider, Manchester City and Newcastle United are both keen on having Ruben Neves in their ranks. The 26-year-old Portuguese international wants a swift return to the Premier League after making a move to the Middle East in the summer.

Neves was on the radar of quite a few top clubs from across Europe as he was looking to part ways with Wolverhampton Wanderers. Despite interest from the top clubs, he decided to join Saudi Pro League club Al-Hilal.

He has been doing great for the Saudi club, but reports have linked him with a move back to the Premier League in the winter window. Newcastle United are keen on having him in their ranks, with Sandro Tonali banned for 10 months due to illegal betting.

Recently all Premier League clubs attended a shareholder meeting and voted against the proposal of banning loan deals between associated clubs. As a result, the Magpies who are owned by the PIF can complete a loan move for the midfielder in the winter. However, the report suggests that Neves is unlikely to move in the winter.

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Even Manchester City are interested in his services. With Kalvin Phillips all set to part ways with the treble winners, they are looking for a new midfielder, and Pep Guardiola feels Neves has the right profile to fit into his system.

While Manchester City and Newcastle both would love to land him at the club in January, they might not be able to get their hands on him in the upcoming window. The interested clubs will have to wait until the end of the season and according to the report, they are willing to wait.

The 26-year-old who joined Al-Hilal in the summer for £47 million wants a swift exit from the Saudi Pro League ahead of next season. He went to the Middle East at the peak of his career and wants to ensure he has a short stay there and returns to play in Europe next season.

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