Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Ruben Neves wants to stay in the Premier League this summer, amid claims he could leave – with Liverpool touted as a possible destination.
That’s according to Sport, who claim that the Portugal international will try to remain in England when a transfer inevitably comes around for him at the end of the season.
As per the report, the 25-year-old will explore offers from clubs in the English top-flight, after doubts emerged surrounding a possible switch to Barcelona.
The Reds join Manchester United and Newcastle United in the race to sign Neves, who was close to joining the Catalan giants last summer.
However, Xavi’s side prefer a move for Real Sociedad star Martin Zubimendi, paving the way for a Premier League switch at the end of the season.
Neves wants PL switch, after Liverpool links
According to a report by The Athletic, the Old Gold captain is ‘almost certain’ to be playing his football elsewhere next season, as the Midlands club have failed to convince him to sign a new contract.
It is said that Wolves cannot afford to lose Neves on a free transfer next year, upon the expiry of his contract in June (2024).
Having previously held a £70m price-tag, the Wanderers are extremely likely to cash-in on the player this summer, whilst he still has 12 months left on his deal.
However, it’s likely to be less than the figure quoted, as the club get more and more desperate.
According to The Mirror, the Reds were considering making a move to sign the Portugal international in January, but a deal failed to come to fruition.
Hailed as a ‘special’ player by former manager Bruno Lage, Jurgen Klopp could look to bring him to Anfield in the summer when Liverpool embark on a major rebuild.