Former Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman has raved over Wolves captain Ruben Neves, and really wants his old club to sign the playmaker this summer.
Neves has very likely played his final game at Molineux for Wolves, if the post-game scenes on Saturday were anything to go by.
Neves was substituted off by Julen Lopetegui in the final minutes, and the player looked emotional as he was given a standing ovation.
Neves embraced his teammates as he left the field, and also bless kisses and waved.
He then reiterated his desire to play Champions League football after the game.
Champions League football is something Arsenal can offer, having come second in the Premier League this season.
The Gunners have shown interest in Neves in the past, and reports in Spain recently suggested that Neves had actually snubbed Arsenal because he wants to join Barcelona.
One would imagine there will be a lots more speculation before anything actually happens with Neves.
But he’s a player Seaman would like to see at the Emirates. He spoke about him on his Seaman Says podcast this week.
He said: “Neves is a good player. I would take him as well (as Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan). He’s a quality player, there’s no doubt about that. It will be interesting to see how many Arsenal do get in.”
It was reported recently by the Telegraph that Wolves are looking for around £45 million to sell Neves.
The club do not want to lose him on a free, but have set their asking price at that this summer. Whether they are forced to bring it down remains to be seen.
It’s possible they may have to, in order to allay fears about breaking FFP rules.
Wolves star Ruben Neves would be great for Arsenal
We shall see if Arsenal happen to come in with an offer this summer. But Neves would be a cracking addition for Mikel Arteta.
Certainly if Granit Xhaka leaves, then the Portuguese would be a sound replacement.
Whether Neves would actually fancy the move though is another thing.
Some will remember the comments he made about the Arsenal players’ celebrations after the Gunners beat Wolves 1-0 at Molineux last year.
Some Arsenal fans have held his remarks against him ever since, so perhaps Neves would prefer to join another club.
If reports are to be believed, then Barcelona seem like his top choice.