Neves becomes Manchester United’s alternative if it fails to sign De Jong


MANCHESTER United are reportedly eyeing Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Ruben Neves if they fail to bring Frenkie de Jong from Barcelona.

The team nicknamed the Red Devils began to consider the Portuguese midfielder as an alternative, especially since the transfer process for De Jong has not met a bright spot so far.

The uncertainty of De Jong’s transfer has made Manchester United coach Erik ten Hag start thinking about new targets and assess Neves as a potential replacement to add strength to the midfield.

Manchester United actually has an interest in Neves. However, the Wolves camp through coach Bruno Lage once confirmed that the 25-year-old player was priced at 100 million pounds (around Rp. 1.8 trillion).

“As far as I know, I have a special player with us. What he is doing this season is very good. I think also the way he plays, he can show a better Ruben,” said Lage.

“But who knows, when you have a top player like him in that specific position, who can defend and attack, and is a top professional and a great guy, the big teams are there with £100m to buy a player like this.” American coach.

Manchester United spent the summer transfer window chasing Frenkie de Jong. However, ahead of the inaugural week of the Premier League, no agreement has been reached between all parties.

Ruben Neves is seen as a potential replacement for de Jong, especially since the Portuguese has played in the Premier League since 2017 when he moved from Porto to Wolves.

During his time at Wolves, he made 212 appearances with 24 goals and 12 assists from a total of 17,145 minutes played in various competitions. (OL-8)