Wolves director Scott Sellars has provided an update on the contract negotiations with Ruben Neves, who is a target for Manchester United.
Speaking to the Express and Star (h/t Manchester Evening News), Wolves director Scott Sellars has claimed that the club are in negotiations with Ruben Neves over a new contract amid interest from Manchester United.
Neves will soon be completing his fifth year at Wolves after arriving from FC Porto in 2017. The Portuguese international has been a huge hit at the Molineux, establishing himself as one of the club’s most important players and becoming one of the best in his position in the Premier League.
Naturally, it has led to admiring glances from clubs at the top end of the table, with Manchester United, in particular, taking a keen interest in Neves. The Red Devils will be in the market for reinforcements in the middle of the park this summer as Paul Pogba is likely to leave, while Nemanja Matic is also being phased out of the first-team setup.
Neves, to that end, has emerged as one of Manchester United’s top targets heading into the summer window. Wolves director Sellars has admitted that the club are trying to tie the 25-year-old down to a new contract at the Molineux.
“We’re obviously talking to him and we all know how much he loves playing for the club. We know how much he has settled here, but he is also an ambitious young man. As with all players, you try and have an open dialogue with them and their representatives to come to the best scenario for the club and the player,” Sellars said.
“Rightly so, elite clubs all over Europe will have Ruben on their radar, but we have an excellent relationship with him and will do things properly, and collaboratively when the time is right,” he added.
Since joining the club in 2017, Neves has made 207 appearances, netting 24 goals and creating 12 more for his teammates. A proven commodity in the Premier League, the 25-year-old is also on the radars of Arsenal apart from Manchester United. With his current contract running until the summer of 2024, it remains to be seen if he stays at Wolves beyond this season or leaves the Midlands outfit.