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Wolves set for AC Milan swap deal; Who gets the better deal?

Is sacrificing their best midfielder for a potential striker a smart move for Wolves?

AC Milan have their eyes on Wolves’ Ruben Neves in an attempt to further strengthen their midfield

AC Milan recently acquired the services of midfielder Ismaël Bennacer, and have now set their sights on the Wolves midfielder who took the Premier League by storm last season.

Neves was crucial to the Wolves midfield, he ended the season with 4 goals and 3 assists, but his passing ability is what gave him the spotlight. He successfully averages over 55 passes per game in the Premier League.

However, should Neves make his way to Italy, it would be on the terms that André Silva headed off in the other direction.

Andre Silva

Silva has been linked to Wolves in the past but spent last season on loan to Sevilla where he netted nine goals in La Liga. However, Sevilla decided not to follow through with the €38million option to buy, hence his return to AC Milan.

Both midfielders possess great qualities. However, Ruben Neves’ ability to dominate the middle of the park has been proven to be successful in the Premier League. It played a pivotal role in Wolves securing a very impressive seventh place finish.

Hold on

Should Wolves want to continue to grow and climb the league table, it is important to hold onto the players that everyone else wants, as Neves has been linked with Manchester United also.

Portuguese striker Silva has been unable to break through into the AC Milan squad, as well as not impressing Sevilla enough to be kept there. However, it would be important for Wolves to sign a striker who can clinch a spot on the EPL Top Scorers list. As none of their players managed to last season, and Silva’s potential could result in over 10 goals for the club.

Wolves should either keep hold of Neves or demand a sweet penny for his services. With another season, or two, of dominating the Premier League midfield could see his price dramatically increase.

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