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Ruben Neves: Transfer of Wolves Skipper to Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia in a £47m Agreement

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Ruben Neves Transfer

Neves boasts a record of 30 goals in 253 matches across all competitions for Wolves

Wolverhampton Wanderers have concurred on a 55m euro (£47m) contract to offload their captain Ruben Neves to Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal.

The Portuguese midfielder, aged 26, had only a year remaining in his current contract.

His ambitions were evident at the conclusion of the previous season amidst interest from Barcelona.

However, with Barca failing to present an adequate proposal, Neves has chosen to be the next marquee player to grace the Saudi league.

This follows Karim Benzema’s recent shift to Al Ittihad on a free transfer and rumors of Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante joining him, while Cristiano Ronaldo transferred to Al Nassr last December.

The Wolves see this as a beneficial deal as they are currently seeking to accumulate funds for manager Julen Lopetegui to bolster his team.

Since his move from Porto in 2017, Neves has been a critical component of Wolves’ success.

He was instrumental in their Championship victory the following year and led the team to two successive seventh places in the Premier League.

The team also advanced to the quarter-finals of the Europa League in 2020, where they were eliminated by Lopetegui’s Sevilla. However, they’ve had difficulty emulating that accomplishment, finishing 13th last season after occupying the bottom spot at Christmas.

Neves has made 253 appearances for Wolves in all competitions, scoring 30 goals.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Ruben Neves Transfer

Who is Ruben Neves transferring to?

Ruben Neves is set to transfer to Al Hilal, a football club based in Saudi Arabia, in a £47m deal.

How many goals has Ruben Neves scored for Wolves?

Ruben Neves has scored a total of 30 goals for Wolverhampton Wanderers in 253 appearances across all competitions.

Why is Ruben Neves leaving Wolves?

Ruben Neves, whose contract with Wolves had a year left, is transferring due to his ambition for growth and the club’s need to generate funds to strengthen the squad. Barcelona showed interest, but their offer was not acceptable, leading Neves to choose the Saudi league.

Who are some other big-name players who have moved to the Saudi league?

Karim Benzema completed a free transfer to Al Ittihad this month, and there are rumors about N’Golo Kante joining him. Cristiano Ronaldo transferred to Al Nassr in December.

What has been Ruben Neves’ contribution to Wolves?

Since joining from Porto in 2017, Ruben Neves has been central to Wolves’ success. He helped the club win the Championship a year later and secure two consecutive seventh-placed finishes in the Premier League. Under his influence, the team reached the Europa League quarter-finals in 2020.

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FootyFan101 June 18, 2023 - 2:57 pm

Whoa, Ruben’s movin to Saudi? did not see that comin…thought he was Barca-bound. Interesting times ahead, good luck to him!

MidfieldMaestro June 19, 2023 - 2:26 am

Say what you want, but Neves is class. His vision, his passing, his goals…Al Hilal have got themselves a gem. Wish him all the best.

WolvesForever June 19, 2023 - 3:43 am

As a wolves fan, gotta say it’s gutting to see Ruben leave. He was real good for us. But 47 mil can help strengthen the squad. gotta look at the bright side.

PortuguesePride June 19, 2023 - 5:02 am

Portugal represent! Neves is such a talent, deserves all the success in the world. Al Hilal are lucky to get him.

TransferTracker June 19, 2023 - 7:15 am

Neves transfer just another sign of how the Saudi league is becoming a major player. First Ronaldo, Benzema and now Neves… Crazy.


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