Ruben Neves sold for record 47 million to Saudi Club | Sunday Observer

Ruben Neves sold for record 47 million to Saudi Club

25 June, 2023
Ruben Neves
Ruben Neves

Wolves have sold captain Ruben Neves to Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal for a club record £47m.

The 26-year-old Portugal midfielder had a year left on his contract and leaves after six seasons at Molineux.

Neves is the latest big-name player to leave a European club for Saudi Arabia’s Pro League.

Earlier this month Karim Benzema left Real Madrid for Al-Ittihad, joining former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo who signed for Al-Nassr in January. Midfielder N’Golo Kante agreed a deal to leave Chelsea and join France team-mate Benzema at Al-Ittihad earlier this week. Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is also close to signing for Saudi Pro-League side Al Ahli while Manchester City’s Portuguese midfielder Bernardo Silva is a target for Al-Hilal.

Neves said at the end of last season he was ambitious amid interest from Barcelona, but with the La Liga champions not able to come up with an acceptable offer Neves opted for Saudi Arabia. (BBC Sport)