Portuguese international Ruben Neves has been on the radar of Manchester United over the past years and this summer could be the right time for the Red Devils to swoop for the Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder.
Ruben Neves was a key player for Wolves as he helped the club secure their place in the Premier League at the start of the 2018/19. The ex-FC Porto star justified his then club-record fee of £15.8m by being one of the best players in the English Championship in his first season at Wolves (2017/18). Several clubs including Manchester United took notice of his quality during that season and the Red Devils have been constantly linked with him since then.
Manchester United signed fellow midfielder and fellow international Bruno Fernandes in January 2020 but there might be another midfield spot open at the club with the future of Paul Pogba in serious doubts. Ruben Neves could be the man to replace Pogba at Manchester United if the Frenchman leaves Old Trafford this summer.
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Pogba’s Manchester United contract will expire in 2022 meaning that he has two years to go. This summer will definitely be the best time to let Paul Pogba leave the club for the second time if he won’t sign a new deal.
The Frenchman is a Manchester United Academy and has spent four footballing years away from the club at Juventus. He was an Old Lady between 2012 and 2016. Pogba returned to Manchester United four years ago for a world-record fee of £89m as at then.
Ruben Neves has played in the Premier League for two seasons and he has established himself as one of the best midfielders in the competition. The 23-year-old is renowned for his passing range as well as his long range shots. Wolves are not a selling club and the Red Devils face a big fight to lure him away from the Midlands outfit.
Transfer Ratings for Ruben Neves to Manchester United: 2/10.
EPL: Dayot Upamecano opens up on Manchester United speculation
This might not be good news for English Premier League club Manchester United as they have been told that they are not alone in the race for Dayot Upamecano and it is made clear that there are yet to be a concrete offer for his signature.
The player himself made this known when he admitted he has been in great demand but noted that he does not know what the future holds for him as he has just signed a new contract with his club because he wants to be with his teammates.
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The RB Leipzig was also on Arsenal radar but with the capture of Gabriel Magalhaes, the Red Devils will now enjoy a free run for his signature in January.
It is understood that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a big fan of the 21-year-old as he was attracted by his impressive performances on RB Leipzig’s run to the Champions League semi-finals.
However, reports claim that the Red Devils board is not too convinced about the readiness of Dayot Upamecano for a first-team football in the English Premier League and that has to be sorted out before an official bid is submitted to his club in January.
Transfer: How Cristiano Ronaldo is still helping United
Juventus star, Cristiano Ronaldo might have parted ways with his former club, Manchester United but that does not mean he has not been having one influence or the other on the club.
This was made known by former defender Patrice Evra who claims that the Portuguese star played a major role in bringing Bruno Fernandes to Manchester United in the last winter transfer window.
He revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo was the one who gave the go-ahead to the club to move in for Bruno Fernandes as they did not know anything about the player before his capture.
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Patrice Evra stated that Bruno Fernandes is now making a massive impact at the club by ensuring more wins and helping to bring out the best in Paul Pogba.
Bruno Fernandes has even boasted that the best is yet to be seen of him as he has been training very hard to help his team the more in the coming season.
However, Cristiano Ronaldo remains a living legend of Manchester United as he made a very big impact at the Old Trafford, including winning of the Champions League, the Premier League as well as winning the World Best Footballer award as a Red Devils player under manager Alex Ferguson.
Manchester United are £2m close to sealing 19-year-old sensation
The search by English Premier League club Manchester United continues for players that will turn their season around but they are only close to sealing one.
Manchester United are keen on a new defender that will partner Harry Maguire and have been linked with French Ligue 1 outfit Monaco star, Benoit Badiashile with their first bid rejected.
According to AS, the Red Devils had submitted an offer of £25 million for the signature of Benoit Badiashile but Monaco rejected it because it was £2 million short of his release clause.
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This means the Red Devils can complete the signing of the central defender if they return with an additional £2 million bid as that is the only way they can land him in January transfer window.
The Spanish outlet also adds that Monaco are not interested in parting ways with Benoit Badiashile because they still have a big need of him but they will be left with no choice if his release clause is tabled.
One area manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will focus on in January is the defensive department after seeing his team concede 36 goals last season.
However, we expect to see more signings from the Red Devils in January.