Championship side Wolves have made a statement of intent by signing two highly-rated Porto players in Ruben Neves and Willy Boly.
By signing Ruben Neves, one of the top rated youngsters in Europe, Wolves have stunned football fans around the world. The 20-year-old Portuguese midfielder is considered one of the finest players of his generation, and his move to the Championship in England has come as a big surprise to many.
Arriving for £15m, Neves has become the costliest signing in the history of the Championship.
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Willy Boly is another Porto player who will accompany Neves at Wolves, but the French defender has signed on a season-long loan, and not permanently. The 26-year-old has been on the radars of Premier League teams for some time now, and he was even approached for a £4m transfer to West Brom last year – a move that couldn’t materialize.
Wolverhampton Wanderers have certainly made ambitious advances to gain promotion to the Premier League next year by making strong signings.
However, it’s Ruben Neves who catches the eyes of many because of his reputation at such a young age. Neves holds the record for being the youngest captain in the history of Champions League – the Portuguese midfielder, remarkably, wore the armband for Porto at a tender age of 17.
Wolves have already begun their preparations for the upcoming season, and the team will head to Austria on Monday as part of their pre-season tour.
Written by Shorya Panwar
Has 20+ years of experience managing Schalke in Football Manager 2017. Believes wing-backs are the most complete footballers in the modern/evolved football. Writes weird stuff on his personal blog.