Date published: Thursday 10th October 2019 4:40
Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves says he’s not thinking about moving on to a club challenging for honours.
The 22-year-old, who signed a new five-year deal in the summer of 2018, has been linked with a move to one of Europe’s big guns over the last 12 months.
The Portugal star has been mentioned as a target for Manchester United, Manchester City, Juventus and Liverpool and is now rated in the £50million-plus bracket after signing from Porto in 2017 for £15.8million.
Liverpool assistant boss Pep Lijnders even admitted that Neves was on their radar, but the player himself has always hinted that his immediate future lies with Wolves.
And speaking to the local press at the national team camp on Wednesday, he once again brushed off talk of a move, after he was asked whether he was tempted after seeing his side defeat champions Man City last weekend.
“I don’t think about that. I try to do my best, both at the club and at the national team. Whatever comes will come naturally. I focus on my work to the fullest,” Neves told Correio da Manha, as cited by Sport Witness.
Neves was also asked about FA charge against Bernardo Silva, who is accused of pushing a racial stereotype in a tweet to Benjamin Mendy.
“It’s an absurdity,” Neves told O Jogo. “Anyone who knows Bernardo knows that he’s an excellent person, very playful and when you have confidence with a friend you put that picture, nobody has anything to say.
“The person in question has already said that he didn’t take it wrong, it was a joke, they are great friends who have played together at Monaco. It’s what it is… We all know that they have a great relationship of friendship and it makes no sense what has happened.”