Erik Ten Hag will go after Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves if, as anticipated, he’s appointed the brand new supervisor of Manchester United.
That’s the information coming via The Sun, who declare that the fashionable Portugal man will grow to be one in every of Ten Hag’s high summer season switch targets. United have held an curiosity within the 25-year-old beforehand, with the supply suggesting they’ve failed twice in attempting to signal Neves.
Ten Hag, 52, although is believed to be an enormous admirer of Neves, who arrived at Molineux in July 2017 when the membership had been within the second tier.
Ten Hag has apparently “adopted Neves’ progress since he watched him play for Porto as a teen”. And he needs to construct his midfield across the proficient star.
Wolves boss Bruno Lage is believed to be getting ready for all times with out Neves, whose agent is Jorge Mendes. The Portuguese agent additionally represents Cristiano Ronaldo and thus has well-developed hyperlinks at Outdated Trafford.
Clearly, the pair are key property to Bruno Lage’s aspect. Nevertheless, it seems each might transfer on from the membership, with Moutinho’s contract working out, and Neves a goal for plenty of sides.
Neves is known to be keen to check himself within the Champions League. Which in itself might be an issue for United, who look prone to miss out this season.
Wolves are reportedly planning for a future with out Neves and Joao Moutinho. And it appears they may make use of a well-known technique in recruiting from Portugal.
Wolves have Neves replacements lined up
The Athletic claims that Sporting Lisbon pair Joao Palhinha and Matheus Nunes are being lined up by Lage.
As for United, nicely they’re believed to have settled on appointing Ajax boss Ten Hag.
Ten Hag has been interviewed together with Mauricio Pochettino. However the United hierarchy are, in accordance with ESPN, all agreed that Ten Hag will succeed Ralf Rangnick.
Ten Hag has held discussions over transfers at Outdated Trafford. And Fabrizio Romano claimed final week the Dutch boss needed a say so in any new offers.
Any announcement shouldn’t be imminent with United tipped to attend till the top of the seaosn earlier than making a proper assertion.
Ajax shall be due simply over £1.6m in compensation for Ten Hag, says the Each day Mail. That sum may transcend £2m with members of his backroom staff additionally arriving at Outdated Trafford. However the financials of the deal is not going to pose an issue for United.
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