The Catalans were interested in the Portuguese midfielder for a long while but will not go for him
Barça have decided to close the file on Rúben Neves, a player who had been lined up by the Blaugrana but who finally looks set to remain in the Premier League due to the lack of consensus over him. Barça had practically sealed an agreement for his arrival, but the sports area and the technical staff have prioritised other positions and other profiles since the play of the Portuguese international did not generate quorum at the club.
Ruben Neves has been on Barça's table since last summer. The club opted to delay his incorporation this season, coinciding with the possible departure of Sergio Busquets, but Xavi Hernandez did not quite think he fitted the profile, seeing him more as an interior player than as a pivot in front of the defence.
In spite of everything, Barça president Joan Laporta practically reached an agreement with the player's agent, Jorge Mendes, making it easy financially for the club. However it seems that everything will come to nothing and Ruben Neves is already negotiating what could be a transfer to Manchester United next summer.
Neves is a highly valued player in England and several teams have asked for him. United, Liverpool and Chelsea were in the bidding and everything indicates that he will leave Wolverhampton, but not for Barcelona.