What’s the latest on Ruben Neves’ transfer to Liverpool?
It’s according to Football insiderwho say Old Gold are willing to accept a £50m offer for their most coveted asset for just one one one year to the end of the current contract and no solution in sight.
The report continues to claim that the Reds have asked to be kept informed of potential developments, and with the 26-year-old completing an emotional lap of honor after his final home game in the round against Everton, a departure appears to be in the works.
Barcelona is also interested, with Spain sources he had previously indicated that La Blaugrana were leading the race, but Ansu Fati’s refusal to be included as a cut-off weight in a potential transfer left Liverpool ready to attack.
How good is Ruben Neves?
Liverpool will be targeting a number of midfielders who can significantly improve Jurgen Klopp’s squad this summer, with the Europa League a target after failing to make the top four.
James Milner, Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are all departing at the end of their contracts, while captain Jordan Henderson and passing master Thiago Alcantara are both 32 and the captain is 33 next month.
“incredibleNeves – as former teammate Hugo Bueno has praised him – is now at his prime and has been central to Wolves’ success since winning the Championship and reaching the quarter-finals of the Europa League, forging a 252 appearances, scoring 30 goals and 13 assists.
The 39 cap the machine was solid and dynamic from its role as a conductor during this period, as evidenced by its average Sofa score rating of 7.26, scoring six goals from 34 appearances, completing 83% of passing, averaging 0.9 key passes per game, and making 2.3 tackles, 2.4 clearances and 1.5 interceptions in each game.
being “characterfor his team while at Molineux, as journalist Matt Maher praised, the midfield titan would bring calm and steel to Liverpool’s centre, bolstering the ranks with his tenacity, unwavering attitude on the pitch.
His arrival will only strengthen the centre-back’s efforts Virgil van Dykewho has been criticized for some of his performances this season amid Liverpool’s conflicts.
The club’s troubles this season have largely been the result of neglect in the transfer market over the past few years, with Thiago being the only senior midfielder signed since 2018, and for all the Spaniard’s prowess with the ball, there is a perception that “slowed downThe Reds have fallen with their signature style of play – according to club legend John Barnes – theirs injury record also less than admirable.
As a consequence, Van Djik has suffered from a lack of control and energy in midfield this season, with one journalist calling him “nonchalant“.
While the Dutch titan is not the most contented centre-back in the Premier League – he ranks among the bottom 4% of centre-backs in Europe’s top five leagues over the past year for tackles at 90 – this is largely a result of his commanding style of play and efficiency at timing defensive moves to stop opposing attacks.
Likewise, the former Southampton player is also adept at removing danger when it arises, which he has done 4.2 averaged per match in the Premier League this season and won 70% of his contested matches.
A solid conductor would not only revitalize the Reds’ midfield but would serve as a buffer for the four-back, and with Van Dijk no longer as commanding, renewed vitality in Neves’ form would only increase his side’s chances of success next season and beyond.