Arsenal were alerted to the doable availability of midfield intention Ruben Neves prior to the January transfer window, sources cling confirmed to 90min.
Neves introduced down the curtain on a six-300 and sixty five days stay in England over the summer season when he left Wolverhampton Wanderers for Saudi Authentic League aspect Al Hilal. The circulation came as a shock as the 26-300 and sixty five days-customary was once a confirmed top-degree participant entering his top years.
Nevertheless after lower than half of a 300 and sixty five days in Saudi Arabia, 90min understands that Neves is considering returning to the Premier League, and Arsenal would per chance well well also provide him a route serve to Europe.
Arsenal are looking to bring in a novel midfielder during the January window. Thomas Partey’s future at the club is increasingly uncertain, while he is furthermore currently sidelined for a protracted-term length with a muscle injury.
Neves, who would per chance well well also very well be on hand on a loan deal, is one participant of interest to the Gunners – 90min has reported over the last month they were monitoring the likes of Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz, Fluminense’s Andre, True Sociedad’s Martin Zubimendi and Joao Neves of Benfica.
Newcastle United furthermore prefer Neves, but their plans to bring him in during the January window would per chance well well also very well be scuppered by a Premier League rule alternate. 90min understands top-flight clubs will meet later this month to vote on legislation that would per chance well well ban clubs owned by the same entity from loaning gamers to one another.
The Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund cling a majority 80% stake in Newcastle, while they cling maintain watch over of 4 Saudi Authentic League clubs – Al Hilal, Al Nassr, Al Ittihad and Al Ahli. At this stage, it’s unclear whether or no longer they’d entertain allowing a participant of Neves’ quality to join notion to be one of many Magpies’ Premier League competitors.
Neves has done 17 games for Al Hilal since signing for them in June, scoring twice and adding one befriend. He peaceable remains an integral segment of Roberto Martinez’s Portugal setup and has joined up with the Selecao for his or her November internationals.