Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Ruben Neves is ‘almost certain’ to leave the club this summer, after claims Liverpool want to sign him.
That’s according to The Athletic, who claim the Old Gold captain is very likely to be playing his football somewhere else next season.
The Midlands outfit have failed to convince the 25-year-old to sign a new deal at Molineux.
Wolves cannot afford to lose the player on a free transfer upon the expiry of his contract in June 2024.
As a result, the move which was expected to take place last summer, with Barcelona then touted as the favourites, is ‘almost certain’ to happen this coming summer.
According to The Mirror, the Reds were considering making a move to sign the Portugal international in January.
However, after that failed to come to fruition, there’s always the possibility they could revisit the transfer at the end of the season.
Liverpool target Neves almost certain to leave Wolves
As heavily discussed this term, the Merseyside club desperately need to add midfield additions to their squad.
Not only is this due to a lack of depth, it is also largely attributed to a lack of quality.
With Wolves’ stance now known, Neves could be a realistic and reliable option to secure in the summer.
Having arrived at Molineux in 2017, the 25-year-old is now into his fifth season in the Premier League; with his first campaign having been played in the Championship.
With his wealth of experience at the top level, the midfielder was rumoured to have a £70m price-tag.
Thus, since his contract has continued to dwindle, Wolves have resigned to the fact they will need to sell their ‘special’ player, in order to recuperate as large a fee as possible.
Therefore, if Liverpool can land him at Anfield in a cut-price deal, this could be a great bit of business for Jurgen Klopp.