Wolverhampton Wanderers fans were rocked this week after a report had claimed midfielder Ruben Neves could depart Molineux this summer.

The Athletic stated that the club expect to cash in the Portugal international for around £35 million.

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Neves has been with the club since arriving from FC Porto in the summer of 2017.

He has been a key player during the club’s recent rise, and is a hugely popular figure at Molineux.

Apparently Wolves may need a big sale in order to get the appropriate funds to help improve the squad.

It seems that Neves may be that man, and fans have largely condemned any plans for his sale.

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Molineux legend Steve Bull has offered his take on the situation, and appears to think that would be good business by the club.

He said (Express & Star): “There has been talk of a possible £35 million move for Ruben Neves.


“I don’t think they would be selling him on the cheap if that was the case – he’s a world-class player and £35 million is going to be a lot of money in this transfer window.

“The key thing, like with the manager, is that whoever they get in is better than the one they’re moving out.”

Wolves should try for more

£35 million would indeed be a big sum to receive in the next window and in these financially tricky times.

That said, Wolves could probably get more for the maestro.

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Ruben Neves (Photo by Sam Bagnall – AMA/Getty Images)

He’s only 24, has plenty of Premier League experience and does many things really well.

He also has a contract until 2024 (not 2023) according to a recent report from The Athletic, putting Wolves in a very strong position to receive large compensation should they wish to cash in amid any interest.

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