Wolves star Ruben Neves has reportedly been offered to Barcelona again by Jorge Mendes.
El Desmarque reported on the situation yesterday, and say that he is seen by some in the club as a long-term replacement for Sergio Busquets.
But they add that Barca manager Xavi is still not convinced by the Portuguese.
It is thought he prefers Real Sociedad midfielder Martin Zubimendi.
Mendes is seemingly working very hard to try and get Neves out of Molineux and into the Nou Camp. He supposedly meets with Barca officials regularly to discuss the situation.
El Desmarque make some interesting claims in their latest report about Neves.
Apparently, the midfielder has already indicated to Wolves officials that he will not be signing an extension. His current contract expires in the summer of 2024.
The publication believe this makes Neves available for a very reasonable price.
They reckon a deal could be done at approximately £22 million, or even less.
Zubimendi would be much more expensive. He has a price tag of £53 million, which Joan Laporta has apparently deemed excessive.
A £22 million price tag for Neves is a very bold claim.
Last summer, Wolves were reportedly asking for £70 million for the midfielder.
Wolves can surely get more than £22 million for Ruben Neves despite contract expiring
Ideally, Neves won’t be going anywhere in the summer.
But realistically, he was expected to go last summer and it might just be his time to go.
Wolves can surely be getting more than £22 million for Neves this summer though, even with one year left to go on his contract.
This is a player who has been playing in the Premier League for the past four years and is a Portugal international.
He’s one of the best players in his position in the league, and he has in recent times developed brilliant leadership qualities having become captain at Molineux.
Wolves may want to help Neves get a dream move given everything he has done for the club. But it’s important they don’t accept less than he is truly worth.