Wolves’ loan has been accepted, giving Man Utd a boost in their pursuit of Ruben Neves.
Ruben Neves is a target for Manchester United.
Manchester United’s pursuit of Ruben Neves has been aided by the discovery of a suitable substitute by Wolves. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs a defensive midfielder badly.
Renato Sanches has been loaned to Wolves this summer in order to replace Neves, who has been warned he can depart for the right price.
With their midfield appearing lopsided, United is primarily interested in Neves.
While Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes hold key positions in the club, Fred seemed uneasy on his own in the Premier League at the weekend, coincidentally against Wolves, when Adama Traore sliced through him like a hot knife through butter.
The Brazilian also lacks the soothing qualities that a player in his position should have.
It has only served to highlight the need for a more defensive midfielder capable of threading a pass from deep, with Neves being regarded as the ideal candidate to fill that role.
Wolves are in a position where they may need to sell some of their greatest players, including Traore and Neves.
After agreeing to loan his countryman Sanches, they are already making plans to replace the Portugal international.
Last season, the midfielder won Ligue 1 with Lille in a terrific season for the once-tipped wonderkid, but the French club is in financial problems as well.
Despite a good Euro 2020 campaign, Liverpool and Arsenal were linked with Sanches but decided against a move early in the transfer season.
Wolves have won the race, according to talkSPORT, and have signed a deal to transfer the former Bayern Munich star to the Premier League.
Sanches will be playing in the English Premier League for the second time, following a less-than-successful term with Swansea City in 2017.
With his arrival at the Molineux, Wolves will be able to let Neves to join United, who will get a further £30 million from the sale of Dan James.
The Red Devils have already secured the signings of Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane, as well as an agreement for Cristiano Ronaldo’s dramatic homecoming.
With time running out, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can complete his perfect transfer window by bringing in Neves.