Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves is ‘destined’ to play under Xavi at Barcelona, journalist believes Josh Holland.
The Portuguese maestro is believed to be attracting interest from the La Liga side, and Holland thinks it could be a good game.
What is the latest news about Neves?
Spanish outlet SPORT recently claimed that Neves dreams of playing for Barcelona, who are monitoring his situation at Wolves.
The 25-year-old midfielder is set to enter the final two years of his contract at Molineux, casting doubt on his future.
As well as Barcelona, Arsenal are also believed to be interested in Neves, with Sky Sports reporting last month that he was a prime target for the north London club, who could be forced to pay up to £60million for him. his signature.
Meanwhile, manager Bruno Lage has suggested his player could actually fetch £100million in the current climate.
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What did Holland say about Neves?
Holland told GIVEMESPORT that Neves was destined to join Barcelona and join Xavi, who was a master at the position of the Portugal international during his playing days.
Speaking to GMS, the football journalist said: “Barcelona’s history and name is the pulling power in itself. And you look at what Xavi does at the club, there will always be the whole thing if he goes and works with Xavi, how great will be- is it good?
“No disrespect to Wolves, but you’d rather live in Barcelona than Wolverhampton. I think that’s more or less destined to happen.
Will Neves join Barcelona this summer?
You can certainly see a player of Neves’ quality playing for a team like Barcelona, but it remains to be seen if the Spanish outfit can complete a deal in the next transfer window.
They are struggling financially at the moment and can’t even seem to afford to sign another Wolves player, Adama Traore, who will cost just £29m when his loan spell at Camp Nou ends.
“We would like Adama Traoré to stay here. It is possible, but we are in a difficult financial situation. We’ll see at the end of the season,” Barcelona president Joan Laporta said just last month (via The Independent).
When you consider that, how are Barcelona going to afford a player that Wolves value much more? However, Neves at Camp Nou is by no means out of the question. The above means he may have to stay at Wolves for a bit longer and then push for a move when he is in the final year of his contract and his value has gone down.