Wolverhampton Wanderers will not be forced to sell midfielder Ruben Neves on the cheap this summer, a new report has claimed.

The Athletic said yesterday that the expectation is that Neves will be offloaded for around £35 million.

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No details were given about interested clubs.

The claim sparked annoyance on social media, with many fans believing Neves to be worth more than £35 million.

A new report surfaced last night about the situation from the Express & Star, and they say Wolves won’t be forced into a cheap sale.


The club will apparently not have their hand forced, and will sell for the right price.

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They believe he’s likely to go for a similar price to what Diogo Jota left Liverpool for (£45 million all-in, BBC Sport).

£35 million is too cheap

Perhaps that valuation has been placed with Fosun desperate to secure funds this summer and entice interested clubs.

But really, Neves is worth more than £35 million.

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Ruben Neves (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

Ideally he wouldn’t be placed up for sale, but there’s an acceptance from some that he is a means of raising significant funds and that it might be his time to move on.

Hopefully if Wolves do sell it’s for a premium fee, and that money is then used smartly in the transfer market.

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