The Catalan team is very close to signing midfielder Ruben Neves from Wolves club.
According to Sport, Barcelona have agreed terms with Ruben Neves and the player’s agent, Jorge Mendes. The Wolves captain will move to Spain as soon as this season ends and sign a 4-year contract with the Camp Nou team.
Due to financial difficulties, Barca could not pay the transfer fee for Wolves club. Instead, an agreement to exchange Neves for Ansu Fati is expected . Even the representative of La Liga can receive an additional 30 million euros from the “Wolves”. In case Fati does not want to leave Camp Nou, Barca will consider the option of exchanging Abde Ezzalzouli or Sergino Dest.
Coach Xavi likes the type of player who plays with a mind like Neves. The Barcelona legend considers the Portuguese international as a possible alternative to the departure of Sergio Busquets.
In the summer of 2017, Ruben Neves moved to Wolves from Porto for a fee of £ 18 million. He quickly adapted to the new team and gradually became an indispensable “link” in the midfield of the home team Molineux.
In the Premier League 2022/2023, Ruben Neves played a total of 33 matches and contributed 6 goals and 2 assists. In the 2022 World Cup alone, the 26-year-old midfielder played 5 matches before being defeated by Morocco in the quarterfinals with his teammates.