Wolves captain Ruben Neves has hinted at interest in joining Barcelona after admitting that “all players want to play” at Camp Nou.
The 25-year-old has again impressed for Wolves this season despite their struggles, excelling both as a midfielder and as a makeshift centre-back.
Neves has been linked to a number of bigger clubs for years but those links are now stronger than ever with talk of Barcelona wanting him.
With Sergio Busquets set to leave at the end of the current campaign, Xavi and the Barcelona hierarchy are on the lookout for a replacement, and Neves is one of the potential successors under consideration.
Recents reports in Spain have suggested the Catalan giants may even try to sign Neves in January rather than waiting until the summer – based on Busquets’ relatively low level of performance in recent games.
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When asked about a potential move to Spain, Neves didn’t hold back in his admiration for Barcelona, and said it was a privilege to even be linked with a move to Camp Nou.
“If you ask in general, all players want to play for Barca!” Neves told Canal 11. “It’s one of the best clubs in the world. It’s a privilege for me to be linked to this team.
“I’m going to do my job,” Neves added, insisting that he remains focused on his immediate future in the Black Country. “I’m going to focus as much as possible here because we have a lot of competition. I have to focus as much as possible on Wolves. Having a good season here, things will come very naturally.”