Wolves: Fosun could now sell £58k-a-week star at Molineux

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Wolverhampton Wanderers fans’ favourite Ruben Neves is likely to secure a move away from Molineux during the upcoming transfer window, according to talkSPORT reporter Alex Crook.

Neves became Wolves’ club-record signing when he completed a £15.8million switch from Portuguese giants Porto close to five years ago, but it appears he could be set to move onto pastures new.

What’s the latest news involving Neves?

Wolves ended the Premier League season with a 3-1 defeat to Liverpool and, following the encounter, Neves raised expectations for him to leave the club.

That is because the central midfielder failed to confirm that he will be staying at Molineux ahead of the 2022/23 campaign and, instead, admitted he has ‘dreams to live in a short space of time’.

Neves is set to enter the final 12 months of his £58,000-per-week contract and although Wolves have opened talks over a new deal, suitors are circling.

Spanish sources have claimed Barcelona have moved a step closer towards sealing Neves’ Nou Camp arrival as his agent, Jorge Mendes, believes he can negotiate favourable terms for the La Liga side.

But Manchester United, Arsenal and Juventus are also understood to be interested in striking a deal, while Wolves would only entertain selling the 25-year-old if a bid of £70million is lodged.

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What has Alex Crook said about Neves?

Crook believes the Wolves hierarchy – led by the Fosun Group – could be willing to offload Neves if the right offer is tabled during the summer transfer window, which opens for business next month.

The talkSPORT reporter feels the 26-cap Portugal international is likely to head through the Molineux exit door.

Crook told GIVEMESPORT: “I think the owners want them to be self-sufficient and generate their own income.

“The only way they can really do that is by selling the family silver, if you like, so I think Neves will probably go.”

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How did Neves perform this season?

Neves may have been forced onto the sidelines after picking up a medial collateral ligament injury to his knee during the final months of the campaign, but that did not stop him having an impressive season.

He still went on to make 36 appearances, chalking up four goals and two assists in the process.

But that proved not to be enough for Wolves to secure European qualification during Bruno Lage’s first season at the helm, with them finishing 10th in the Premier League standings, and that could result in Neves leaving the West Midlands.

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