Barcelona make signing Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves a priority

Barcelona make signing Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves a priority

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The Catalan club want to sign a backup for Sergio Busquets this summer

Neves is ready to leave Wolves and Jorge Mendes is working on a deal

Barcelona will do everything possible to sign Ruben Neves in the coming weeks. That's what the club told Jorge Mendes in Wednesday's meeting, the midfielder's agent.

Barça have made the Wolverhampton Wanderers player their absolute priority. They want to bring in competition for Sergio Busquets next season.

Mendes will mediate and the options to sign Bernardo Silva and Rafa Leao are currently parked due to Barça's difficult financial situation.

Xavi Hernandez has been clear he wants two players for each position and Busquets currently has no backup, with Neves chosen as not only competition but a potential long-term replacement.

Now it's about reaching a favourable agreement with Wolves, who want a lot of money. Despite that, Mendes made it clear a deal is possible in the coming weeks.

In fact, Wolves already have a replacement lined up through Mendes, the Sporting Club midfielder Joao Palinha.

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