Good post, doing better than what I thought initially. Whenever I watched Wolves, he has been average as well. I have never warmed to the idea of Rice . So if this guy is a better fit then, let's try it. 30m isn't a lot of money anyway. We would still get most of the money , if we were to sell him later.Just gonna repost this. Here are some top 10 stat lists for midfielders in the Premier League:
3rd for Tackles, but with fewer instances of being 'dribbled past' than most others. In short, he's a top ball winner who doesn't sell himself easily
1st for Interceptions.
8th for being Dispossed.
10th for Unsuccessful Touches.
1st for Long Balls
Neves would be fantastic for our double pivot. For some reason, people are holding his occasional goal scoring against him. And maybe others are opposed because they have a particular midfield shape in mind for the future. Those preconceptions aside, there's very little Neves can't do as a total package.
But if you're basing it on what Manchester United have been building towards for the last two-an-a-half seasons under Ole, he'd be an excellent fit and a fantastic upgrade. Newcastle fans were equally unsure about Wijnaldum before he won the CL and PL with Liverpool and now seems to be on the verge of signing for Barcelona.