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Kilman lauds Ruben Neves with midfielder looking set for Wolves stay

Wolves defender Maximilian Kilman has lavished praise on Ruben Neves, with the star still at the club too the surprise of quite a few people.

The midfielder had cut an emotional figure at the end of last season.

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The 25-year-old had been strongly linked with an exit from the club this summer after five years.

But so far, offers have not been forthcoming.

Interest in him is high, but as things currently stand there haven’t been any actual bids reported.

It is looking like Neves could perhaps stay for at least another half-season.

Arguably he is Wanderers’ best player, and many fans would be delighted to watch him in Wolves colours for a little bit longer yet.

And needless to say, Neves’ fellow teammates would rather see him stay.

Kilman said (via Express & Star): “He’s a brilliant lad and a top, top professional.

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“Of course it’s great to have him here. It’s great to have him here and it’ll give us more confidence to have him here in our team.

“He’s a brilliant player.”

It had initially been suggested that Wolves were looking to sell Neves to fund a rebuild at the club.

It is looking increasingly possible that that rebuild will now not happen for another 12 months.

Ruben Neves staying would be an unexpected boost for Wolves

Few fans would have expected Neves to still be a Wolves player by this point.

His body language after the games against Norwich City and Liverpool was very ominous.

In under two weeks, Wolves will begin their 2022/23 Premier League campaign and it looks as though Neves could be lining up to face Leeds United.

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Obviously the transfer window will remain open for another few weeks after that game and it’s possible a team could come in for him.

But one gets the feeling that Wolves would have preferred to sell early in the window if they were going to at all.