Ruben Neves looks all set to spend the season as a Wolves player unless something major changes between now and the end of the transfer window.
The Athletic’s Wolves correspondent Tim Spiers has said that at the start of the summer, it was fully expected that Neves would leave.
That was the view of people inside the club but a suitable offer has never arrived.
Neves is apparently settled in the area and is excited about what Bruno Lage can achieve at the club.
“It’s gone really quiet on that front, which is such a positive for Wolves,” said Spiers. “At the start of the summer, people at the club fully expected him to go.
“But the offer never materialised. Arsenal showed interest but never came in with a firm bid. So he’s still at the club.
“They were expecting to sell big to buy big but they’ve just sold Rui Patricio and now the season’s started and he’s excited about the new era at the club.”
“I know that the player himself is very happy and settled in Wolverhampton. He’s got his young family here with him and he’s not the kind of player to kick up a fuss.”
You can only sell big if the offers come in and no club has really laid the money on the table for Neves.
Therefore, he’s staying and he is happy, settled and excited about life as a Wolves player.
What that does mean for Wolves is that they have to find a way to get the improvements they need without selling a top star.
That might mean shopping in a difference price bracket, but if it means a top player like Neves stays around with a minimum of fuss, that’s very good news indeed.
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