Wolves haven’t been particularly potent in the penalty area in the Premier League this season, with Bruno Lage’s side finding the back of the net just 33 times in 32 games.
While the Old Gold still have some games left until the end of the campaign to add some goals to their tally, it seems as though the Midlands club could be in danger of losing one of their key figures that has contributed to some of the team’s tally.
What’s the news?
According to a recent report from Sky Sports, Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves is a top target for Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta this summer.
Wolves signed the midfielder back in the 2017 summer transfer window from FC Porto in a deal worth a reported fee of £15.8m.
Since then, the Portuguese international has comfortably cemented himself as an important figure for his side by racking up a total of 207 appearances across all competitions.
In those appearances, the 25-year-old has scored 24 goals and provided 12 assists along the way.
Lage would be fuming
With four goals and two assists to his name in 28 league appearances this season, only Raul Jimenez has delivered more goal contributions than the midfield star.
Also, only Joao Moutinho (51) has completed more tackles than his fellow countryman (41), showing how important they both are to the team in a defensive sense.
Would it be a disaster if Wolves sold Neves this summer?
His overall performances in the league have earned him a rating of 6.95, making him the second-highest rated player in Lage’s squad to start more than five games according to WhoScored.
Taking all of this into account, it’s undeniable that the former Porto star would be a massive loss for Wolves if he were to leave in the summer, an eventuality that would surely have Lage fuming.
Moving forward, with the summer transfer window in mind, it should be a top priority for the Old Gold to do all they can to keep hold of their midfield star and out of the clutches of any other club.