Ruben Neves set the Championship alight this season and was deservedly rewarded with a place in the Championship team of the season as a result.
Wolverhampton Wanderers were run away leaders of England’s second tier this year, comfortably winning the league in the end with an impressive 99 points. This was largely down to the brilliance of Ruben Neves.
Already linked with a number of moves away from Molineux this summer, you do wonder whether the Portuguese midfielder’s head would be turned by a big money move to a top six club.
While Neves has guaranteed Premier League football next season with Wolves, the higher salary and the chance to play under better managers and alongside better players might just sway his decision.
There is no doubting his commitment to his current side though however. Already having stated he wants to play for Wolves in the Premier League and having played 43 times for the club in all competitions this season, scoring six stunning goals, it shows that he is dedicated to the team that gave him his chance to shine.
However, it will be hard for the 21-year-old to stay if one of the big Premier League sides comes in for the youngster.
Wolves have already set their sights on a number of big name and big money signings, and it is only a matter of time before other clubs try and raid their side too.
It will be a test of character and commitment to see if Neves is a Wolves player next season. If he stays put, Nuno Spirito Santo and the current squad have the chance to build something very special, but if the transfer does take place, can you really blame him?
Already having played and captained in the Champions League with former club Porto, a chance to play in a side with European football next season might be enough to persuade the Portugal international to leave Molineux, come the end of the transfer window.
Whether he stays put or takes his big money move, Ruben Neves has the quality and ability to play in almost every Premier League side, and the majority would be lucky to have him.
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