Wolves completed one of the most surprising transfers in English football during the summer when they managed to prise Ruben Neves from Porto for £15.8m.
The fee was a Championship and club-record but Neves has already gone a long way to paying that back.
The Portuguese international has been a revelation in the second tier, helping Nuno Espirito Santo’s side to the top of the league, with promotion looking a formality.
Neves has helped transform the way Wolves play, with his range of passing and ability to control games delighting the Molineux crowd.
And, given the way the market has changed since the summer, the £15.8m is looking like a bargain when you consider the 20-year old’s potential. As well as that, he already has Champions League and international experience under his belt.
But, just how much has his value soared since he joined Wolves?
We take a look…
He’s doubled his value. He was worth £15m and now he’s worth £15m more.
He is a £30m player and a Premier League player in waiting. He was one of the hottest stars in world football when he joined Wolves and he has only enhanced his reputation this season.
Right now, at least £5-10m more, but if Wolves are promoted I think his signature would demand double the £15m.
Neves has shown his class time and time again for Wolves this season, and for me, £15m is beginning to look like a bargain.
At least another £15m.
Let’s be honest, Wolves got a bargain for the player when you consider his talent and his form this year.
He’d go for at least £30m I think now when you look at his potential to get even better.