‘We need to be ready for everything’: Bruno Lage admits Ruben Neves may leave Wolves this summer… as he remains firm of the midfielder’s £100m valuation amid interest from Arsenal and Manchester United
- Wolves could face losing Portuguese star Ruben Neves says boss Bruno Lage
- Manchester United, Arsenal and Barcelona are all interested in the midfielder
- Lage is keen to keep the 25-year-old at Molineux, but must be prepared for bids
Bruno Lage admits Ruben Neves may leave Wolves this summer even though he remains desperate to keep the midfielder at Molineux.
Neves has been one of Wolves’ star performers this term and has long been tracked by Manchester United and Arsenal, while Barcelona are also thought to be following him closely – though it is unclear how the La Liga giants would meet Wolves’ valuation given their delicate financial position.
‘In these days we need to be ready for everything, especially a club like Wolves,’ Lage said.
Boss Bruno Lage admits Ruben Neves (pictured) may leave Wolves this summer
Manchester United, Arsenal and Barcelona are interested in the Portuguese midfielder
‘I’ve said before that the value of players like Ruben is £100million or above.
‘We need to be aware of everything. We cannot lose a big opportunity.
‘Anything can happen, not just with Ruben, and if we want to improve our squad we have to have players on our radar – the best guys at the best price.
‘My chairman and sporting director already know what we need if something happens in any position.’
Wolves boss Lage (pictured) knows they must be prepared for everything during the window
Neves joined Wolves from Porto in 2017, helping the club to promotion from the Championship.
He has been a key figure as the club established themselves in the top flight, finishing seventh in consecutive seasons and also reaching the quarter-finals of the Europa League.
But the 25-year-old has taken another leap forward under Lage and since he was injured in the 3-2 home defeat by Leeds in March, Wolves have suffered two defeats in three games.