• Ruben Neves is contracted with Wolves until 2024
  • He now wants to play for a big club in the league
  • Neves has been at Wolves since the 2017-18 season

Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves reportedly wants to join Manchester United in the ongoing summer window.

Neves is contracted with Wolves until 2024 and the Molineux Stadium side has labeled the Portuguese midfielder at around $86 million, reported The Telegraph.

Manchester United's target list for the 2022 summer does include Neves but the Wolves player is being seen as an alternative for FC Barcelona's Frenkie de Jong, according to GiveMeSport.

It has been reported that new boss Erik ten Hag has made De Jong and Christian Eriksen his top targets as he is looking to bolster the Old Trafford side's midfield. While the club is waiting for Eriksen's final decision, they are also preparing a new offer for De Jong after Barcelona turned down their opening bid.

Speaking about Neves' transfer situation, journalist Jacque Talbot, who has a credible record in Premier League, said, "I think he's vying for a move away, but I don't know where he'll go. I think he wants Man United – it's the idea – but I don't really see how he can benefit them, to be honest."

Moreover, at the end of last season, Neves had hinted his career at Wolves may have ended as he wants to "live his football dreams."

Ruben Neves of Wolverhampton Wanderers
Ruben Neves of Wolverhampton Wanderers Getty Images | Catherine Ivill

"Everyone knows about what football is about, what our lives are about. Our careers are really short, we need to take the opportunities we have. Of course, all of us have dreams and we need to live those dreams in a short space of time. Let's see what happens. I cannot say too much about it," Neves told The Athletic in an interview earlier this year.

Neves is just 25 and has already made 29 senior appearances for his national side. The player, who moved from Porto to Wolves ahead of the 2017-18 season, made 212 competitive appearances for The Wanderers and 142 of them were in the Premier League.

Manchester United ended the 2021-22 campaign without winning a single title. In fact, their last trophy came in the 2016-17 season when they won the Europa League. The Red Devils have once again been demoted to the second-tier European competition after failing to finish in the top four of the league table.