Ruben Neves remains a Manchester United transfer target as tomorrow’s 11pm deadline nears.
As the clock ticks down, Manchester United could still make a late signing in midfield. And with talk of Saul Niguez stemming from his agent, and Eduardo Camavinga preferring a move to Spain, it’s possible they’ll go after Ruben Neves instead. The Wolves star is admired at Old Trafford and would cap off a fine transfer window for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
It was reported by Eurosport’s Dean Jones earlier this month that United ‘had done their homework’ on Neves.
“He’s realistic, he’s attainable and he’s quality,” Jones said on The Football Terrace podcast.
“So that’s why I’m not going to rule it out, and haven’t all summer.
“It seems to me that this might be a better fit than the likes of Camavinga because he’s already done it in the Premier League, he’s proven.
“I know from various people at United that they’ve got huge knowledge and insight on his game, his stats and what he would bring to the team.
“It’s one that’s there. I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s likely.”
“It’s just a case of is it Ruben Neves? Is it a defensive midfielder? It’s all going to depend and it would really give us an insight into what Solskjaer’s mentality is going into the season and what type of football we can expect from him.
“Is he sticking with that McTominay and Fred? Or is he going to be more open than that, with a ball-player like Neves that can come in.
“I’m told that the Neves pursuit is genuine. And while Arsenal are the most active in trying to get that over the line, United are still in the conversation.
“Bruno Fernandes is obviously very keen for Neves to join and the club are aware of that.”