Manchester United are set to make a final push to snap up Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves this summer, with Erik ten Hag, a ‘big fan’ of the £70m Portuguese star… The Red Devils face competition from Barcelona for their signature.
- Rumor has it that Manchester United have been chasing him for around 12 months.
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer instigated the club’s interest in Ruben Neves last summer.
- Erik ten Hag, the new United manager, is believed to be a big fan of the player.
Manchester United are set to make a final push to sign Portuguese midfielder Ruben Neves as they look to bolster their ranks ahead of next season.
Erik ten Hag, the new Manchester United boss, is reportedly looking to rebuild the club’s midfield with the expected departure of Paul Pogba in a month off, freeing up space for new additions.
Neves’ contract with Wolves is until 2024, but the West Midlands club’s attempts to renew it appear to have been scrapped.
Rubén Neves is said to have been interested in Manchester United for around 12 months.
Neves, was informed by Sunhe has been on Manchester United’s radar for 12 months with former boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer first to instigate the club’s interest in the player.
Manchester United reportedly saw a £35m bid for the player rejected in January, with Wolves apparently hoping for a much higher fee than the one offered by the Red Devils.
Wolves have reportedly told Manchester United they want close to £40m to let him go in January, while they are believed to want a fee of around £50m for him to leave in this summer transfer window. .
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the club’s last permanent manager, initiated his interest, it is said.
It is reported that the club, in the coming weeks, will be looking to intensify their pursuit of the player they have courted for a significant period of time.
Some continuity has been found from the old to the new regimes with interest in the player seemingly transcending the headlines.
Ten Hag, who replaced Ralf Rangnick this week ahead of a crucial summer at the club, is said to be a big fan of the player and would be interested in bringing him to the club.
Erik ten Hag is believed to be a big fan of the player and would be interested in signing him.
Manchester United’s problem is that with no Champions League football and the club in need of a significant rebuild, they have competition for goals.
Looking to build on Xavi Hernandez’s impressive revolution at the club, Barcelona wants to bolster its ranks and can offer players Europe’s elite competition.
However, whether or not the Catalans have the money to complete a deal for the Portuguese is another question, as their financial situation is said to still be precarious.
Manchester United reportedly face Champions League qualifying competition from Barcelona
The wolves are said to have accepted their fate with Neves and will not stand in the way of players if the right offer comes along.
Bruno Lage will look to stem a sharp drop in results at the end of the 2021/22 season with some clever summer deals, with Sporting midfielder Palhinha reportedly earmarked as Neves’ replacement.
The player is a client of Jorge Mendes, the Portuguese super agent who enjoys a close relationship with the West Midlands, and is believed to have pricked Lage’s ears.
Palhinha (c) fights for the ball. It is reportedly of interest to wolves this summer.