Wolves slapped a £40 million price tag on Neves amid interest from Manchester United 

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Manchester United have reportedly been made aware of the asking price of their midfield target Ruben Neves as per the report in English outlet The Sun

The Red Devils have been linked with numerous midfielders during this January transfer window. However, recent reports are suggesting that the record Premier League champions could wait until summer before strengthening the midfield department. 

Meanwhile, Ruben Neves is among the players who have been mentioned as the target of Manchester United and the Red Devils are reportedly willing to offer around £35 million for the Wolves ace. 

But, Bruno Lage’s side are holding firm on the 24-years-old’s valuation as they are asking around £40-£45 million. The report in Sun claims that, despite interest looming from the 13 times Premier League champions, the Wolves are confident in keeping hold of their star man until the end of this season. 

Our View:

Manchester United need reinforcements in the middle of the park and signing a new midfielder in January will help Ralf Rangnick to achieve all the objectives at the end of this season. However, it is highly unlikely that the Red Devils hierarchy will invest in the squad before the end of this month. 

The Old Trafford outfit are currently busy offloading the fringe players who have become frustrated due to the lack of game time. Anthony Martial and Amad Diallo have already left the club on loan to Sevilla and Rangers respectively. Jesse Lingard and Donny Van De Beek are also linked with a move away from the record Premier League champions. 

So, there should be enough room in the squad to sign a new midfielder following the departure of those players. Meanwhile, reports are claiming that Declan Rice is the priority for Manchester United in order to address the midfield issue. However, the England International will not be available in January and will be very expensive. 

Therefore, Neves could be a cheaper alternative to the Englishman. However, Given the Portuguese plays in midfield two alongside Joao Moutinho at the Molineux stadium, there is a doubt about the 24-years-old’s ability to play in the holding midfielder role. 

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