Manchester United have reportedly moved ahead of Arsenal and the race to seal the transfer of Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves.
The Red Devils don’t exactly look in urgent need of new signings in midfield due to the presence of big names like Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes, Donny van de Beek, Fred, Scott McTominay and Nemanja Matic, but it seems they are considering making changes in that area of the pitch.
According to talkSPORT, United are now ahead of Arsenal in the running to sign Neves for around £35million this summer…
BREAKING: Man Utd move ahead of Arsenal in the race to sign Ruben Neves.
Wolves are willing to sell the Portugal international for a fee of £35m.
– talkSPORT understands.
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) July 21, 2021
This is an interesting twist, and it could be a big blow for Arsenal if it means they miss out on the chance to sign an ideal replacement for departing loan duo Dani Ceballos and Martin Odegaard, who return to Real Madrid this summer.
That leaves Mikel Arteta short of quality on the ball in the middle of the park, and Neves could be the perfect fit after showing what he can do in the Premier League.
Still, it makes sense that United might also be keen, with some murmurs of this interest emerging earlier via Dean Jones on The Done Deal Show.
See the clip below as Jones claimed MUFC are still in the running to sign the Portugal international, and that they’re aware that Bruno Fernandes would like to see his fellow countryman join him at Old Trafford…