Wolves news: Bruno Lage's surprise stance on 'one of most talented' players at Molineux

Wolves boss Bruno Lage asking for more support from the fans

Journalist Luke Hatfield has claimed that Ruben Neves is one of the biggest talents at Wolves, despite the midfielder being overlooked by his manager Bruno Lage in recent weeks.

Neves was almost undroppable under Lage's predecessor, Nuno Espirito Santo, but he seems to have fallen down the pecking order this term.

What's the latest news involving Neves?

In his first three Premier League campaigns, Neves failed to feature in just five matches, establishing himself as a key member of Nuno's starting XI.

Things have changed since Lage took charge, though. Neves was left out of the starting line-up for the side's trip to Southampton last month, and he was named on the bench again this past weekend against Leeds.

Wolves have picked up four points from those two matches, suggesting that they have not missed the Portuguese international much when he has not been starting.



What has Hatfield said about Neves?

Hatfield has admitted that it is a surprise that Neves is not a guaranteed starter as he views him as a very talented midfielder.

However, he has stated that the 24-year-old has not been at his best for a while now, and that has ultimately cost him his place in the team.

He told GIVEMESPORT: “You look at the other midfield options available to Wolves, and you do wonder why he’s not making it in because he’s clearly a gifted player. He’s one of the most talented players that they’ve seen at Molineux in a long time, but he’s not really shown that in recent seasons.”

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Will Neves be left out against Everton?

When Neves was dropped against Southampton, he was straight back into the starting line-up the following week for the side's clash with Newcastle. 

That is why it was somewhat of a shock that he was left out against Leeds, as it seemed that he had re-established himself in the team.

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On Monday, Wolves host an Everton side who will be looking to bounce back from a stunning 5-2 defeat to Watford last weekend.

Lage's men came within seconds of picking up an impressive win at Elland Road, and the manager may be reluctant to alter the XI that did so well against Leeds. 

Therefore, Neves could miss out again, which would be another setback in what has been a disappointing season for the midfielder so far. 

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