In a recent report from Sport in Spain, it has been revealed that Mikel Arteta, the manager of Arsenal Football Club, had a strong desire to acquire the services of Ruben Neves from Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The Gunners made an official offer to Jorge Mendes, Neves’ representative, in an attempt to secure the talented midfielder. However, it now appears that Neves is set to embark on a new journey elsewhere.
Arteta’s Pursuit of Neves Falls Short as Barcelona Secures Four-Year Deal.
According to the Spanish publication, the Portuguese international has already reached an agreement on personal terms for a four-year contract with Barcelona.
While Neves’ potential departure from Wolves during the upcoming transfer window does not come as a surprise, given his exceptional performances in the Premier League, it has been another underwhelming campaign for the Midlands club.
Arteta, recognizing Neves’ potential and the impact he could make at Arsenal, was keen on bringing the 26-year-old to the Emirates Stadium.
Unfortunately for the Gunners, it seems that their pursuit of the talented midfielder has fallen short, with Neves seemingly bound for Camp Nou.
Nevertheless, Arsenal remains determined to bolster their midfield options this summer after narrowly missing out on the Premier League title this past season.
While Neves would have undoubtedly been a shrewd signing, the North London club has been linked with other exceptional talents in the center of the park, and they will aim to bounce back from this setback.
Neves’ departure will undoubtedly leave a void at Wolves, as his performances for the club have been nothing short of sensational.
The Portuguese international brings a wealth of experience to the Premier League and is entering the prime years of his career.
Although it may be a blow for Wolverhampton, they can take solace in the fact that Neves is unlikely to join a direct rival in the Premier League in the near future.
As the transfer window unfolds, fans eagerly await official announcements regarding Neves’ future destination.
While Arsenal’s pursuit of the Portuguese midfielder has come to a disappointing end, the Gunners are determined to strengthen their squad and push for glory in the upcoming season.