According to the Metro, Liverpool have emerged as the frontrunners in the transfer race for the 18-year-old FC Porto midfielder. Ruben Neves made history on Tuesday against Maccabi-Tel-Aviv when he put on the captain’s armband, making him the youngest captain in Champions League history.
The Daily Mirror reported that Liverpool will be keeping a very close eye on the Portuguese star, but are very impressed with the level of leadership he has shown at such a young age.
Neves made 24 appearances and scored a goal for Porto last season, but has been immensely impressive for Portugal. He made 31 caps and scored two goals for the Under-17 team from 2012 to 2014, and now plays for the Under-21 team, making 10 caps and scoring twice as well.
Neves was on the bench for Portugal’s loss to Sweden in the Under-21 Championship this past summer.
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