Manchester United have reportedly opened discussions over a potential transfer deal for Wolves defensive midfielder Ruben Neves.
The Red Devils could do with growing in the middle of the park at the moment, following a tough start to the campaign for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Though Manchester United have several areas of weakness that they could do with strengthening, midfield is undoubtedly up after that Paul Pogba’s injury struggles and a lack of real impact made by players like Nemanja Matic, Fred and Andreas Pereira in that position, while Ander Herrera has proven a significant loss since his move away in the summer.
According to Goal, Ruben Neves seems to be a player the Red Devils are trying to sign to improve in that area of the pitch, and fans would certainly welcome the arrival of the classy Portugal international defensive midfielder.
Ruben Neves has shone in his time in the Premier League, showing both the quality and intelligence to add some creativity to this Manchester United squad, and the ability to score the occasional long-range wonder-goal as a fine little bonus.
The 22-year-old midfielder is valued at around £45million by Transfermarkt, though one imagines Wolves defensive midfielder could ask for quite a lot more than that.
It remains to be seen how realistic it is that the Red Devils can persuade Wolves to sell a talented player like Neves in the middle of the season, but if they can get this deal done this January it could give them a massive lift in the second half of the season.