Liverpool, Man Utd target alerts old club to wish of completing ‘missing chapter’

Date published: Friday 10th April 2020 5:23 - Samuel Bannister

Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves has admitted that he would like to return to Porto at some stage in his career.

Neves previously burst onto the scene at Porto after coming through their academy, going on to become the youngest player ever to be captain in a Champions League match.

In his final season with Porto, he found himself under the tutelage of Nuno Espirito Santo, before the duo both left for Wolves in 2017 – guiding the club out of the Championship and into the European positions of the Premier League.

Neves’ form since stepping up to the English top flight has seen him linked with a number of big clubs, with Liverpool and Manchester United among the destinations touted.

The latter were interested in a double deal for Neves and Wolves teammate Raul Jimenez, with both players represented by agent Jorge Mendes, who has a good relationship with the Old Trafford club.

And Liverpool have been far from secretive in their response to claims they have been in contact with Neves.

The 23-year-old has spoken of his desire to return to Porto, though – although that may be a lot further down the line given his price tag.

“I hope to return to FC Porto, without a doubt,” Neves told Record (as translated by Sport Witness).

“I had the misfortune of not winning any title at FC Porto, so it is one more reason to want to return to fill that chapter that is missing in my career.

“If everything goes well and I have that opportunity, I would like to come back.”

 

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