Wolves captain Ruben Neves has hinted at an interest in joining Barcelona after admitting that “all the players want to play” at Camp Nou.
The 25-year-old has again impressed for Wolves this season despite their struggles, excelling as both a midfielder and a makeshift centre-back.
Neves has been linked with a number of bigger clubs for years, but those links are now stronger than ever with Barcelona rumored to want him.
With Sergio Busquets set to leave at the end of the current campaign, Xavi and the Barcelona hierarchy are looking for a replacement, with Neves one of the possible successors being considered.
Recent reports in Spain suggest that the Catalan giants may even try to sign Neves in January rather than wait until the summer – based on Busquets’ relatively low level of performance in recent games.
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When asked about a possible move to Spain, Neves did not hold back 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 said Channel 11. “This is one of the best clubs in the world. It is a privilege for me to be associated with this team.
“I will do my job,” Neves added, insisting he remains focused on his immediate future in the Black Country. “I will focus as much as possible here because we have a lot of competition. I have to focus as much as possible on Wolves. If we have a good season here, things will come very naturally.”