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Wolves surely need to brace for impact from Manchester City over Ruben Neves

Ruben Neves will be a wanted man this summer.

The midfielder has been in exceptional form for Wolves, taking his game to a new level under Bruno Lage.

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The 25-year-old has never been playing better in old gold, and looks to be on his way to becoming a world-class player.

Many fans are desperately hoping to see him sign a new contract with the club.

He’ll have two years left on his deal this summer. And fans are hoping to see him stay as long as possible.

Dave Edwards has suggested that the insertion of a release clause may be the only way to get him to sign a new deal.

In recent days, Arsenal have been mentioned as a team that will come calling for Neves.

According to Sky Sports, they will make him their top target for this summer. There has also been talk of Barcelona being keen.

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One team that has surprisingly not yet been linked with Neves though, is Manchester City.

But the reigning Premier League champions could be in the market for a new holding midfielder, following the news yesterday (via Metro) that Fernandinho will be leaving the club at the end of the season.

The Brazilian was asked at a press conference ahead of their Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid.

The Citizens have Rodri as the long-term option for the position, but after the Spaniard there aren’t many others.

Manchester City could well come in for Wolves maestro Ruben Neves

City have Ilkay Gundogan who is capable of playing the role.

But really they need an out-and-out deep lying playmaker. And there are few better out there right now than Neves.

Interestingly, Guardiola actually branded Neves ‘an excellent player’ back in 2019 (via MEN).

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He admired Neves back then and more than likely still does since he has obviously developed into an even better player now.

With the Fernandinho news, it just feels like Wolves may have to brace for impact.

Really, the champions would be fools not to test the waters.