Ruben Neves talks about his Wolverhampton Wanderers introduction

Wolverhampton Wanderers' record signing Ruben Neves reckons Championship football is more intense than the Primeira Liga, where they is a lot of time-wasting.


The Portugal international arrived at the Molineux from Porto earlier in July, and there were a lot of eyebrows raised over his move. Neves had previously attracted interest from the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United, but he found it hard to refuse a move to West Midlands after he got the opportunity to work alongside former Porto boss Nuno Espirito Santo.

Ruben Neves makes surprise move to Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolverhampton Wanderers have opened their chequebooks to sign highly-rated Portuguese midfielder Ruben Neves from FC Porto.


The Wolves have paid up a Championship record fee for the 20-year-old, who has two caps with his national side.

Neves had been linked with a switch to the Molineux earlier in the month with the club's owners Fosun maintaining their close relationship with super-agent Jorge Mendes in order to push through the deal. Wolves boss NunoEspirito Santo had worked together with Neves at Porto last season, and his presence in west Midlands simplified the club's pursuit of the young midfielder.

WOLVES GET RUBEN NEVES FOR £15 MILLION

Wolves have completed the deal for Ruben Neves from Porto.


The much awaited deal cost the club £15 million. The midfielder was impressive last term. He was anouced the youngest skipper to lead a Champions League side when Porto played Maccabi Tel Aviv in 2015.

Neves is now 20 and features in defensive midfield capacity. He agreed a five year deal with Wolves, where he is expected to make heavy impact.

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