Report: 26-year-old has just said goodbye to fans, after claims Liverpool wants to sign him
Ruben Neves gave an emotional goodbye to Wolves supporters on Saturday amid growing reports that Liverpool are interested in the midfielder.
As per The Athletic, the 26-year-old has apparently bid goodbye to the Wolves faithful. The Portuguese midfielder is set to leave the club along with Adama Traore and Raul Jiminez this summer.
Although there have been speculations about the former Porto player agreeing to a move to Barcelona, Liverpool are also said to be in the race. Along with the Merseyside club, Manchester United are also said to be interested in the player’s services.
Moreover, the midfielder’s actions and emotions at Wolves this weekend after their 1-1 draw against Everton all but confirmed that he would be leaving this summer.
With Mac Allister already agreeing terms with the Reds, Klopp is looking at a few more reinforcements to strengthen his midfield. However, it wouldn’t be easy as Neves has not shied away from stating that ‘he would love to play in UCL next season.’
While the Reds are in the market for Mason Mount as well, he would be counting on Neves’ experience as well. Moreover, the Wolves star could help Liverpool get back to the UCL spots, where they rightfully deserve to be.
Liverpool to plot a move for Ruben Neves?
Neves might not be the blockbuster Jude-like signing that the fans would be expecting this season. However, he has been a key part of the squad since they were promoted, after a record-breaking season in Championship. They surprised everyone the following season and have been in the PL ever since.
Although things haven’t been as good as they expected, they have not been in the relegation battle. Moreover, they have been a midtable club and are currently 13th in the table. He arrived in the summer of 2017 and was named the Supporters and Players’ Player of the Season. The midfielder has continued to impress in the Premier League, ever since.
Now under Julen Lopetegui, he has 40 appearances across all competitions and has 6 goals and an assist. While these stats don’t seem impressive, the 26-year-old could be hitting his prime and under Klopp, could flourish.
He is also known for his outrageous long-distance goals and elegant free-kick goals. Liverpool already have a pass master in Alexander-Arnold and Neves could link up with the Englishman.