Manchester United are reportedly keen on recruiting Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Ruben Neves this month.
The Red Devils recruited Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer transfer window. Ordinarily, that would have to be considered superb business from those pulling the strings.
However, Man United’s midfield was just a glaringly obvious weakness in the side that it borders on incompetence not to have signed a player capable of improving them in that area of the field.
With the shortfalls of the midfield being a contributing factor to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer losing his job, with it still being a major issue under Ralf Rangnick, signing a new midfielder has now been recognised as the priority.
According to The Sun, Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves is the man that Man United would like to sign this month, with a £35m proposal understood to have been prepared for submission.
It’s hard to imagine that being enough to convince Wolves to sell the Portugal international, particularly midway through the season. Man United may well have to adjust their expectations in order to get this deal done.
If they were able to get it over the line, though, then they’d be signing a player with all the necessary attributes to reinforce their midfield immediately, while also being at an age where there is room for growth for the future.