Wolves close to completing Joao Palhinha deal and Ruben Neves’ future in doubt

1 June 2022 0 By Total Football News

Wolves are close to completing a deal to sign Sporting Lisbon midfielder Joao Palhinha, according to the Sun.

Palhinha has attracted interest from clubs like Tottenham and Manchester United but Wolves look set to land another Portuguese signing.

It is reported that a deal will be worth around £20 million and could allow Ruben Neves to be sold this summer.

The deal represents a real coup for Wolves as the midfielder had been waiting for Man Utd to make him an offer.

However, the Reds Devils have not been forthcoming and Bruno Lage is now hoping to sign his ideal midfielder.

Palhinha is a Portuguese international and has really impressed in the Liga NOS for Sporting.

The Wolves boss sees the player as a strong candidate to replace Neves should he leave the club this summer.

Manchester United and Barcelona targeting Neves

Wolves close to completing Joao Palhinha deal and Ruben Neves’ future in doubt

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – JANUARY 03: Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United is challenged by Ruben Neves of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford on January 03, 2022 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Manchester United and Barcelona are both reportedly interested in Neves.

The 25-year-old has enjoyed five highly successful seasons at Molineux.

But now could be the time he finally moves with Wolves missing out on European football.

The Midlands club finished 10th in the table having failed to win any of their last seven matches.

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