Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is a ‘big fan’ of £50million Premier League midfielder

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Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is reportedly a big fan of Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves and will love the Portugal international to move to Manchester United this summer, according to Daily Mail.

Ten Hag is looking to rebuild the club’s midfield with the expected departure of Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic  on a free next month freeing up room for new additions.  

Neves’ contract with Wolves is until 2024 but he reportedly wants to leave Wolves this summer.

Manchester United scouts have watched Neves for 12 months and had a £35million bid for the midfielder rejected by Wolves in January, with Wolves seemingly holding out for a much bigger fee than that offered by the Red Devils.

Wolves reportedly told Manchester United that they wanted closer to £40m to let him go in January, while they are thought to want to command a fee of around £50m for him to go in this summer transfer window.

With Ten Hag a big fan of Neves, Manchester United are set to submit an offer for the Wolves midfielder in the coming weeks but face competition from Barcelona.

Wolves are said to have accepted their fate with Neves and will not stand in the players way should the right offer come in. 

Wolves have already identified Sporting midfielder as a replacement for Neves.