Playmaker Ruben Neves helped Wolves to a 1-0 win over Everton at the weekend as his sensational season continued.
Former Wolves man David Edwards played with Neves during his time at Molineux and has hailed the Portuguese international in the Express and Star.
He says that Neves is worth around £80 million, although his contribution to Wolves is essentially priceless.
“It was amazing for the fans to see a goal like Ruben Neves in front of the South Bank. Wow – he just goes from strength to strength. The ability to do that is outrageously good. Neves has so much confidence at the moment. Sunday’s goal is also down to him.
“The first couple of touches to take it past the defender and then the delivery, it’s a difficult header for Conor but the cross had everything on it. I can’t think of a single team in the world he wouldn’t be pushing to get into. At his age, with what he has ahead and his ability, every single club would take him.
“Hopefully that comes at an extreme price if he is to leave, I couldn’t even put a price on it. It’s definitely got to be well into the £70million or £80million range. Money can’t replace Ruben Neves. The way he carries himself and holds himself, there’s no talk or speculation about him, he just gets on with his job every week.
“He’s in the perfect place under the perfect manager. From the chat I had with Ruben recently after his 200th appearance, we spoke privately about Bruno Lage and how he’s added a different dimension to his game. Ruben said Lage pushes him and pushes him, making sure he’s the best version of himself he can be.”
We are running out of superlatives for Neves, who has taken his game to another level under Bruno Lage this season.
He is up there with the best midfielders in the Premier League and should cost a small fortune if he ever was to leave.
But with Wolves still in the European chase and the midfielder so settled and playing well at Molineux, would he really want to leave?
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