Wolves captain Ruben Neves has been speaking about his situation stating that he’s happy at the club but does want to play Champions League football.
The midfielder is into his sixth season at Molineux, after joining from FC Porto in 2017.
The star has been a wonderful servant for the club, and has given fans many great memories over the years.
Some fear he will be moving on this summer.
Neves will only have a year left on his contract, meaning there will likely be bids coming in for him from other clubs.
Wolves are hopeful he will stay and would like him to sign an extension.
But that hasn’t happened yet, and now Neves has been speaking about his future.
He told Eleven Sports (via O Jogo): “I feel extremely happy at Wolves, but I would like to play Champions League again.”
Neves has played in the competition before with Porto.
And he actually even captained the club at the age of just 18 against Maccabi Haifa in October 2015.
He joined Wanderers in 2017 and has come close to returning to Europe’s most prestigious club competition, but not quite managed it. In the 2019/20 season, Wolves competed in the Europa League after finishing seventh in the Premier League in 2019.
Ruben Neves is clearly leaving the door open for a Champions League club to bid this summer
Neves says he’s happy at Wolves playing under Lopetegui, and there is probably no denying that.
He looks like he’s enjoying himself and is relishing the role of captain. His love for the club is in no doubt.
He is definitely leaving the door open for a Champions League club to come in with a bid though.
And the 25-year-old cannot be blamed for reiterating his desire to play in the competition.
He has been exceptional for Wolves, and few fans would begrudge him a move this summer after everything his done.
That said, Wolves must ensure that if he’s going to go, they get a fee that is a fair reflection of his quality against the length of his contract.