Ruben Neves ‘is Barcelona’s main target to replace Sergio Busquets’ after the poor club failed to secure him over the summer… with the Wolves midfielder ‘refusing to listen to bids from Man United and Liverpool’
- Barcelona wants to replace Sergio Busquets with Ruben Nevers, reports say
- Barca went for Neves in the summer, but were discounted by a move from Wolves
- The 25-year-old is excited about a transfer with two years left on his contract
- Manchester United and Liverpool were interested in a transfer for Neves
Barcelona could replace Sergio Busquets with Ruben Never next summer, according to a report.
Xavi’s side have been light on defensive midfield options and don’t have good understudy for Busquets, with Frenkie de Jong replacing the 34-year-old when needed.
According to SportThe Catalan side’s main priority this summer is to find a capable replacement, with Neves topping the list of potential candidates and the Wolves star interested in the move after rejecting approaches from both Manchester United and Liverpool.
Barcelona are reportedly planning to sign Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves in the summer
The Catalan side would be looking for a replacement for 34-year-old Sergio Busquets
Wolves are willing to sell their captain as his current deal runs until 2024 and it seems unlikely a new one will be signed.
Barca are also reportedly keeping an eye on Martin Zubimendi, but it is believed Real Sociedad would like to extend his contract and add a hefty breakout clause.
Manchester United also remain interested in Neves and could pursue a transfer after missing De Jong over the summer.
Neves, whose current contract expires in 2024, would like to move to Spain
However, Neves is said to have rejected offers from the Premier League to move to Spain.
Sport reports that both United and Liverpool have contacted Neves’ agent Jorge Mendes about a possible deal, but the midfielder was not interested in negotiating with either side.
The Molineux club values Neves at around £70 million, which no club is willing to pay yet.
Barcelona have reportedly made a move for the Portuguese star over the summer, but value differences have at least delayed the move.
Manchester United, alongside Liverpool, are reported to have made an attempt at Neves . to sign
Frenkie de Jong, who missed United in the summer, must replace Busquets
It is possible that the LaLiga side could negotiate a cheaper deal this season as Neves’ contract expires.
Wolves know that selling Neves is the easiest way to give boss Bruno Lage the money to make the changes he wants, and they may have to break up to avoid losing their captain for free.
Neves has played 220 games for Wolves since moving from Porto in 2017, scoring 25 goals.