Jorge Mendes is trying to tempt Arsenal back into the race to sign Ruben Neves. This is with a move to Barcelona now in serious doubt.
Arsenal are the party that is interested in Ruben Neves
That is according to a report from the Sun. Which notes that the Wolves star is growing frustrated with the lack of clarity over his future.
However, The sources are now suggesting that the switch may be unlikely. The Catalunya club do not want to pay £25 million for the 26-year-old. And with Ansu Fati not keen on joining Wolves in a swap. Jorge Mendes is being forced to try and take his client elsewhere.
It is a surprise to see Neves in this situation. He has always been such a ‘sensational‘ performer for Wolves. And with one year left on his contract at Molineux, he could potentially be available for a bargain price.
Of course, the summer is a long one. So as targets come and go on certain clubs’ radars. Someone like Neves may start to become a more appealing option.
But it says a lot about the improvement the likes of Arsenal and Newcastle have made that they are not jumping. That is at the chance to sign Neves – even when Mendes is doing the best he can to find him a new club.
A move to Old Trafford could be more likely, which would benefit his settled family. While Neves had previously agreed personal terms with Barca, as Fabrizio Romano reports, he is no longer a priority for the club. The Red Devils are looking to sign a midfielder in the summer and Neves has been on their shortlist for a while. Not to mention, United are far too reliant on Bruno Fernandes for chance creation. He would add that extra needed depth to the squad