Liverpool are considering making a move to sign Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves during the January transfer window.
That’s according to The Mirror. They claim that the Reds could be tempted to launch a bid for Neves as his contract ticks into its final 18 months.
Jurgen Klopp is said to be a ‘big admirer’ of the Portugal star, who’s been at Wolves since 2017. And with terms yet to be agreed on an extension, his current club are said to be aware that his price-tag is ‘falling with every week.’ As a result, Liverpool could reportedly make their move.
It’s claimed that Newcastle United are another club closely ‘monitoring’ Neves’ contract situation. However, the Magpies are said to be ‘unlikely’ to do anything until the summer window.
This could reportedly see a ‘window of opportunity’ open up for Liverpool this month.
In the past, it’s claimed that Wolves have valued Neves at around £70m. But with his contract running down, there’s a suggestion that they’d be open to doing business at a lower figure.
Liverpool plotting double Wolves raid?
Liverpool’s proposed move for Ruben Neves is one that is literal years in the making. The Portuguese has been a reported target for what feels like forever.
The difference this time though, is that Liverpool really do need a midfielder, and Neves could be on the market.
Certainly, without his rapidly diminishing contract it’s unlikely the Reds would go near him. But as he showed at Anfield last week, the 25-year-old is a cut above what Jurgen Klopp currently has. Yesterday’s loss at Brighton only laid that bare even further.
As a result, Liverpool have to at least ask the question of Wolves. They’re reportedly set to sit down with Neves soon to discuss his future. Liverpool should be keeping abreast of those talks.
The two clubs reportedly have a good relationship and look set to do business over Matheus Nunes in the coming months. A package deal for the two players would see the Reds almost there in terms of their midfield overhaul.
That might seem unlikely right now, but Wolves have just signed, or are on the verge of signing two new midfielders themselves. If they were to replace Nunes and Neves, it wouldn’t be a major surprise. Let’s see how this one develops.
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