AsiaDespatch.org – Ahead of the start of the new season, Arsenal are still busy shopping for some new ammunition. One sector that is now Arsenal’s main focus is the midfield sector. Several midfielders threatened to leave so Arsenal had to look for a number of new names, and one of the names that entered their radar was Ruben Neves.
Why Arsenal Interested in Neves
The summer transfer window has now opened, and a number of clubs are now preparing to bring in several new players. The 2021/2022 season will start in a few moments. A number of giant clubs began to get ready for the new season by bringing in some new players.
Arsenal is one of the most active clubs in the summer transfer window this year. The Gunners could only finish in 8th place in the Premier League final standings last season. They will definitely want to bring in new ammunition to help them get better results than last season.
Unfortunately, just before the start of the new season, Arsenal looks like it will lose some players, especially the midfielders. Granit Xhaka is in danger of being sold to another club. Meanwhile, two other midfielders, namely Dani Ceballos and Martin degaard will return to their original club, Real Madrid.
Therefore, to find a replacement for these midfielders, Arsenal have recently been linked with several names of midfielders. One of the names that entered the radar of the London team was Rúben Neves. Arsenal were recently reported to be very interested in the player who is now strengthening Wolverhampton.
Kata Duncan Castles
Arsenal’s interest in Rúben Neves was conveyed by a journalist, Duncan Castles. In The Transfer Windows Podcast, Castles said that Neves’ name is now on the Arsenal target list. Castles then added that Arsenal are very interested in Neves even though they know they have to compete with many clubs.
“The news of the transfer of Rúben Neves is the transfer news that we have been preparing for the listeners since a few months ago.” Castles said, as quoted via The Sport Review. “Neves is on Arsenal’s radar. They have gone through the initial process of trying to sign him from Wolves.”
“Of course, Arsenal know very well that they will face very tough competition for Neves. But they still see Neves as a player who can improve the midfield they have now.” Continued one of the British journalists.
Price Becomes the Main Obstacle
In fact, Arsenal’s interest in Rúben Neves, as Castles put it, may be true. How not, as quoted from the media online gambling with The Sun via the Daily Mail, Arsenal have now started negotiations with representatives of Neves. The same source said that Neves’ agent, Jorge Mendes, had met Arsenal’s sporting director, Edu.
The Sun reports that Edu has met with Jorge Mendes several times to discuss Neves’ move to Arsenal. Even so, the two have not reached an agreement because Arsenal still cannot agree on the price of the player. Wolves actually do not want to sell Neves, but the difficult financial conditions now make them have no choice.
Strict Hunt To Get Neves
As Duncan Castles reveals, the competition for Neves’ services is true. Apart from being interested in Arsenal, Neves is also interested in several other clubs, including the Gunners’ own city rivals, Tottenham Hotspur. Neves has also been linked with another English giant, namely Manchester United.
Tottenham Hotspur are one of the favorite clubs in the hunt for Rúben Neves’ signature. Especially after the Spurs managed to recruit Nuno Espírito Santo who was Neves’ coach at Wolverhampton. However, the Daily Mail revealed that Neves would be more inclined to choose Arsenal, rather than Spurs.