In a recent report, talkSPORT mentioned that Arsenal are prepared to move in for Al-Hilal midfielder Ruben Neves. It has been stated that the Gunners are eyeing a move to sign the Portuguese talent next year.
Neves’ Impressive Form In Saudi Arabia
Neves is having a solid campaign in Saudi Arabia as he has managed to produce a few solid displays at the heart of Al-Hilal’s midfield. The 26-year-old has found the back of the net twice and picked up one assist in 17 matches for the Saudi Arabian outfit this season across all fronts.
The Portuguese talent has got enough Premier League experience under his belt from his time at Wolverhampton Wanderers and won’t take much time to settle into life at Arsenal if Mikel Arteta decide to move in for him in 2024.
Neves is under contract at the Saudi club until the summer of 2026. Hence, the Gunners will have to make a good offer if they want to recruit the Portugal international this January.
What Will Neves Bring To Arsenal?
Neves is a tough-tackling midfielder who can time his challenges well to secure the ball back for his side in the middle of the park. He can shoot the ball with power and accuracy and can spread the ball well to his teammates from long range. Neves is primarily a defensive midfielder but can also fill in as a box-to-box midfielder if asked to do so by his manager.
The Portuguese sensation proved himself to be a reliable performer during his time at Wolves. Hence, Arsenal should consider launching a move for him next year as he would increase competition for places within Mikel Arteta’s match-day squad.
At 26, Neves is about to enter his prime soon and could be a success story at the North London club. We can expect him to bring more quality to Arsenal’s midfield department and help the Gunners challenge across all competitions over the next few years.
Therefore, Arsenal should focus on going all out to bring him to the English capital in the upcoming January transfer window. He could help the North London giants challenge for some major honours in the not-too-distant future.