Date: 12th October 2018 at 5:49pm
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Wolverhampton Wanderers fans will hopefully forgive me for mentioning their 21-year-old Portuguese midfielder. However, I would expect the club supporters will be used to transfer speculation, especially when they have one of the best Premier League prospects playing outside one of England’s so-called top 6 clubs.

I don’t need to explain about the lad’s abilities, but, with Pep Guardiola’s guidance, could the City boss extract even more from the Portugal international?

I am not saying the Wolves boss Nuno Santo is inept or incapable but we all know what Pep is good at. I mean, since his Etihad arrival he has, somehow extracted another 10 percent from  specific player(s) who we Blues thought were at the top of their game. And yet we see Sergio Aguero and one or two others upping their game.

Breath of fresh air

Wolves have been a breath of fresh air since coming up from the Championship. Their ‘have a go’ attitude has certainly worked – look at their results – a 1-1 draw against Manchester City springs to mind. A brilliant performance and no ‘park the bus.’ A blooming’ joy!


One doesn’t need to be a detective to work out that scouts from Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool and others have all been impressed and reported back to their respective club bosses regarding Ruben’s performances. And it doesn’t need a magician to conjure up the prospect of certain clubs putting in their feelers.

I appreciate he recently signed a new 5-year deal to stay at Molineux but at the end of the day, money talks. As does the prospect of playing in the Champions League.


Pep Guardiola has been looking at a Fernandinho replacement for the last 12-months. Someone who can demand the midfield – someone who can dominate.

Everyone has a price, and with the failed attempts to bring Jorginho, who ended up at Chelsea and Alexis Sanchez who unfortunately decided to join Jose Mourinho at United, Manchester City has a few coffers left in their transfer budget.

Ruben Nevas ticks all of Pep’s boxes and so don’t be too discouraged (Wolves fans) if, come the 2019 summer transfer window if he changes his shirt colours from orange to sky BLUE.

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