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Paul Cook raves about 'amazing' Ruben Neves

Ruben Neves is out injured until May and that means he is missing out on Portugal’s push for World Cup 2022.

Neves limped off in the first half of Wolves’ most recent game, the dramatic 3-2 defeat to Leeds and will miss every game in April.

Neves has been hailed by former Wolves midfielder Paul Cook – who now manages Chesterfield – in an interview with the Express and Star.

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“Look at Jimenez, Neves, Moutinho – you can go right through the team. Pedro Neto too, they’re all good players.

“They’re (Neves and Moutinho) outstanding players. Portuguese international footballers and Portugal are one of the top teams in the world.

“Wolves are very lucky to have two such talented lads. Neves has been an amazing acquisition for Wolves.”

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The big question for Wolves is whether Neves will commit his future to the club and remain at Molineux after the summer transfer window.

Talks are ongoing over a new contract and there is no major tournament this summer – aside from the Nations League tacked onto the end of the season – to distract from those negotiations.

Some Wolves fans online feared that Neves had played his last game for the club when he was ruled out until May, but it is to be hoped that is not the case.