Man United have reportedly moved ahead of Arsenal and the battle to seal the transfer of Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves.
Man United don’t exactly look in urgent need of new additions 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 looks they are considering making changes in that area of the pitch.
United are now ahead of the Gunners in the running to sign Neves for nearly £35m this summer. This is an interesting twist, and it could be a big blow for the Gunners if it means they miss out on the opportunity to sign an ideal replacement for departing loan duo Dani Ceballos and Odegaard, who return to Real Madrid this summer.
That leaves the Spanish manager short of quality on the ball in the middle of the park, and Ruben Neves could be the perfect fit after showing what he can do in the PL. Still, it makes sense that Man 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 Man United are still in the running to sign the Portuguese midfielder, and that they’re aware that Bruno Fernandes would like to see his fellow countryman join him at Man United.