Arsenal eyeing up a move for £35 million-rated Ruben Neves as Granit Xhaka’s replacement

Ruben Neves-Wolves

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka is expected to join Roma this summer, and the two clubs are currently in talks regarding a summer transfer.

According to reports, the Swiss midfielder is keen on a new challenge, and he wants to link up with Jose Mourinho at the Italian club.

Meanwhile, Arsenal has already begun their search for a replacement, and they have identified the Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Ruben Neves as a potential target.

The Portuguese international has been excellent for the Molineux outfit since joining them, and he could prove to be a quality long term replacement for Xhaka.

According to reports, Neves will cost around £35 million this summer.

It will be interesting to see if Arsenal are willing to pay up for his services in the coming weeks.

There is no doubt that Neves has the talent and potential to justify the reported asking price in future.

He would also be an upgrade on Xhaka in the short term. The Portuguese midfielder is far better than the Swiss international defensively, and he has a better passing range as well.

Furthermore, his ability from the long-range could prove to be invaluable for the Gunners. The Wolves midfielder has chipped in with vital long-range goals over the last few seasons.

It will be interesting to see if the Gunners can get the deal over the line in the coming weeks now.

A chance to move to Arsenal will certainly tempt Neves, and it would be the ideal step up in his career right now.