£36m star 'content to stay' at Wolves on one condition

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Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves would be happy to stay at the club if they get into the European places this season, according to transfer insider Dean Jones.

Neves’ future has been the subject of speculation in recent months after he was linked with a move to Arsenal and Manchester United last summer.

What is Neves’ contract situation at Wolves?

The 26-cap international is into his fifth season at Molineux, and he still has over two years remaining on his current contract.

Therefore, it seems that there is no immediate pressure on Wolves to sell the 24-year-old at the end of the season.

Meanwhile, Neves has previously stated that he remains fully focused on continuing to improve at Wolves, indicating that he is not fazed by reports claiming that other clubs are monitoring him.

What has Jones said about Neves?

Wolves beat Tottenham 2-0 on Sunday to move into the top seven in the Premier League. If they remain in this place for the rest of the campaign, they will seal their spot in Europe for next season, and Jones thinks this could be enough to keep Neves at the club.

When questioned about how the £36m-rated midfielder would view his future if Wolves qualify for Europe, Jones told GIVEMESPORT: “I don’t think he would look to move. If Wolves have European football next season, I think he would be content to stay where he is.”

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Will Neves still be at Wolves next season?

When he was touted for a move to Arsenal or Manchester United last summer, it seemed it would only be a matter of time before Neves left Wolves, particularly after their disappointing 2020/21 season which saw them finish in the bottom half.

However, six months on, the landscape has changed. Wolves are now competing with the aforementioned clubs for a European spot, and they may fancy their chances of finishing above the pair when the season concludes in May.

Under Bruno Lage, Wolves appear to have rediscovered their mojo, and have shown that they are a match for anyone on countless occasions this season, beating the likes of Tottenham, United and West Ham.

With this in mind, if they can finish inside the top seven, Wolves could manage to hang on to Neves for at least another season.

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