Gossip

Man United sent 'senior scout' to watch Ruben Neves at the weekend - report

Man United are considering a move to sign Ruben Neves from Wolves this summer, according to a report

Erik ten Hag
Erik ten Hag (Photo: Oleksandr Prykhodko / depositphotos.com)

Manchester United sent a “senior scout” to watch Ruben Neves in action for Wolves at the weekend, according to reports.

The Birmingham Mail is reporting that the Red Devils had one of their team run the rule over the 25-year-old midfielder as he featured in the 3-0 loss to Brighton and Hove Albion at Molineux.

Neves went straight back into the starting line-up after a lay-off with a knee injury but was taken off at half-time during the home defeat by the Seagulls.

The Portugal international has been in good form for Wolves this season, scoring four goals and making two assists in 29 Premier League games for his team.

The story in the Birmingham Mail claims that this could be Neves’ final season at Molineux, and Old Trafford – as well as Arsenal and FC Barcelona – could be a potential destination for the midfielder.

The article suggests that Manchester United are one of the clubs interested in signing Neves this summer, with the Red Devils sending one of their “senior” scouts to watch him in action at the weekend.

According to the story, Wolves would be looking for a transfer fee higher than the £45m Liverpool FC paid for Diogo Jota back in 2020.

Neves has made a total of 31 appearances in all competitions for Wolves this season.

Manchester United could well be on the lookout for midfield reinforcements this summer, with Paul Pogba seemingly set to leave Old Trafford when his contract expires at the end of the season.

And incoming Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag will likely already be in communication with the club about the strategy for the forthcoming transfer window.

MORE: Latest Manchester United news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Gossip
Fabrizio Romano
Fabrizio Romano: Man United have discussed signing Jurrien Timber from Ajax
Gossip
Mikel Arteta
David Ornstein names six potential summer transfer targets for Arsenal
Michael Owen
Michael Owen reveals his prediction for Liverpool FC v Real Madrid
Gossip
Thomas Tuchel
Reporter: Thomas Tuchel wants Chelsea FC to sign Josko Gvardiol from RB Leipzig
Gossip
Mikel Arteta
David Ornstein provides update on Eddie Nketiah's Arsenal future
Gossip
Fabrizio Romano
Fabrizio Romano: Man United have discussed signing Jurrien Timber from Ajax
Gossip
Mikel Arteta
David Ornstein names six potential summer transfer targets for Arsenal
Michael Owen
Michael Owen reveals his prediction for Liverpool FC v Real Madrid
Gossip
Thomas Tuchel
Reporter: Thomas Tuchel wants Chelsea FC to sign Josko Gvardiol from RB Leipzig
Gossip
Mikel Arteta
David Ornstein provides update on Eddie Nketiah's Arsenal future
Slideshow
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature