Tim Spiers drops Wolves update


Wolves saw some big changes take place at Molineux during the previous summer transfer window.

As well as seeing Bruno Lage replace Nuno Espirito Santo in the dugout, a number of players were moved in and out of the Midlands club.

Looking ahead to what could happen once the upcoming summer transfer opens, it seems as though some details have emerged regarding the situation around one key Old Gold figure.

What’s the news?

In response to a recent report from The Athletic that Wolves have identified Sporting Lisbon duo Matheus Nunes and Joao Palhinha as potential replacements for current Old Gold midfielders Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho, Tim Spiers had this to say about Neves’ situation.

He commented: “Neves was close to leaving last summer, there’s been interest from big clubs for years, so this is nothing new and he may stay.

“Clearly belongs in the Champions League but he also loves Wolves and is settled. Will only move for the right club.

“Key for Wolves is succession plan.”

Will Neves stay at Wolves?

Wolves signed the midfielder from Porto back in the 2017 summer window in what was the most expensive transfer deal the Championship had seen.

Since then, the Portugal international has become a vital cog for the Midlands club by racking up 207 appearances across all competitions.

In those appearances, the 25-year-old has scored 24 goals and provided 12 assists along the way.

To further highlight the £36m-rated star’s importance to Lage’s side, no other Wolves player has made more passes (1385) than the former Porto ace.

Also, only Moutinho (48) has made more tackles than Neves (41), who also has the second-highest number of live passes that have led to an attempt at goal (37) behind Daniel Podence (47).

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Taking this into account, it’s safe to say that a lot of Wolves supporters will be delighted to hear what Spiers had to say about Neves’ love for the Midlands club as well as playing down the likelihood of the midfielder actively looking to leave Molineux in the summer.

With his current contract due to expire in the summer of 2024, it should be in the thoughts of the club’s hierarchy to potentially offer the midfield maestro a new deal to ward off any future speculation.

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