ruben neves is getting closer to signing for him FC Barcelona. The Portuguese player made it clear in his last game with Wolverhampton, in which he said goodbye to the fans, that he would not continue at the club at the end of the season.
Although he did not reveal his destination, Neves is very clear that it will be Barça. In fact, he has already reached an agreement for four seasons with the Blaugrana team, pending the completion of the operation. However, the signing of Neves has not generated consensus in the club’s sports area. While the sports management and the board welcome his incorporation, the coaching staff has raised some objections and has prioritized other alternatives.
FC Barcelona will not pay for the signing of Ruben Neves
Last summer, the transfer was close to materializing, and there was a commitment that it would take place in this transfer window, as long as it was financially viable. And the player’s agent, Jorge Mendes, has managed to make it possible.
Barça will not pay a single euro for Rúben Neves, since the operation will be carried out through player exchanges. At first, Mendes had designed the operation with Ansu Fati as a key player.
Wolverhampton would pay 30 million euros plus the loan of Neves in exchange for the young Blaugrana youth squad. However, everything is pending Ansu’s approval to leave the club, something that has not happened so far. There is great pressure for this transfer to take place before June 30, as it would be beneficial for all parties involved.
In case Ansu does not give his approval, Mendes plans to propose other players in the exchange. Wolverhampton is very interested in Abde, who will leave Barça once his loan to Osasuna ends, and the possibility of including Sergiño Dest is also being considered.
In any case, both Rúben Neves’ entourage and FC Barcelona are convinced that this operation will come to fruition. The Portuguese player can play as a midfielder or inside, and at the end of his last game against Everton he made his wish clear: “Next year I would like to play in the Champions League.” Neves has done everything possible for this transfer to materialize, renouncing more lucrative offers, because his only desire is to play for Barça.