Ruben Neves’ Tottenham shirt numbers could change after a long-term contract offer.
Spurs are apparently negotiating a long-term contract with the Wolves midfielder. Here are some of the available shirt numbers for him to choose from.
Ruben Neves, a midfielder for Wolves, is apparently in talks with Tottenham Hotspur about a long-term contract with the North London club. Spurs recently defeated Neves’ team 1-0 at Molineux, thanks to Dele Alli’s well-taken penalty.
According to rumours from Portuguese journalist Pedro Almeida, Wolves midfield general Nuno Espirito Santo may be ready to rejoin with his former employer in North London.
To wrest Bruno Lage’s No.8 from the Midlands, it is thought that a sum of approximately would be required.
However, it is reported that talks over a long-term contract offer with are already begun.
The transfer is well along, and it’s also been stated that Wolves have already lined up a successor, with the Midlanders in talks with Lille about a prospective loan move for Renato Sanches, a Portuguese midfielder.
With Neves’ prospective move to Tottenham appearing more and more realistic, the former Porto star has a selection of shirt numbers to choose from.
Neves wore the No.8 at Wolves and the No.6 at Porto; however, Harry Winks and Davinson Sanchez currently have these numbers at the club.
The most important number at Spurs is the No.9 shirt, which was worn by Gareth Bale last season; however, Neves does not play as a box-to-box midfielder or as a deeper lying playmaker, therefore the No.9 shirt would not fit him.
The number has, however, been assigned to some of the most unlikely players in prior teams, like Steve Sidwell of Chelsea.
Santo might give Neves the No.12 or No.13 shirt, which would still be a desirable number for a kid who is expected to make an immediate impact in the first team.
Neves may also look back to his early days as a player, when he was given the more awkward, but possibly unique numbers.
When the classy midfielder broke through the ranks at Porto and gained a spot in the first team, he was given the No.36 shirt, which he wore for a single season.
He was given the more famous No.6 shirt at Porto after confirming his position as one of the key players with The Dragons.
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