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Steve Bull: Ruben Neves one of best I’ve ever seen at Wolves

Ruben Neves is without doubt one of the best players I’ve ever seen at Wolves.

Ruben Neves (AMA/Sam Bagnall)
Ruben Neves (AMA/Sam Bagnall)

That’s how highly I rate him and I reckon if Billy Wright was still alive, he’d say exactly the same.

Neves’s passing, his movement and his control of the game is just absolutely superb.

He’s only 21 but you wouldn’t guess that from watching him because he’s got an old head on young shoulders.

It may sound like a big statement but I really think he’s one of the best I’ve seen in gold and black.

I’ve watched plenty of players at Wolves over the years – a few of them couldn’t run, pass or cross!

But Neves is outstanding and we should all enjoy him while we can, which hopefully is for a while yet.

There’ll be speculation all over the place about him this summer as there’ll be big Premier League teams and loads from across Europe looking at him.

Fingers crossed, he wants to carry on this journey at Wolves for the time being as it’s clearly a club going places.

It looks like he’s got his head screwed on and isn’t the type of guy to believe his own hype, so we’ll see what happens.

We all also pray he comes back from international duty without picking up an injury.

It’s great that he’s been called up and on this form he could be going to the World Cup with Portugal, as long as he keeps doing the bread and butter with Wolves.

Another man on international duty is Benik Afobe and I was delighted to see him score twice against Burton last weekend.

I predicted that once he broke his drought he’d score a few and that’s proven to be the case with four in four games.

Benik has stated he wants to stay with Wolves next season but at this point it’s hard to tell if he’ll end up joining.

He’s certainly doing the right things, having taken a few games to adapt to Wolves’ style and now started finding the back of the net.

With eight games to go he’s got to be targeting another five or six goals easily – if he does that he’s telling Nuno loud and clear that he’s worth a place in the team next season.

He’s in his stride now and has got his foot in the door. Nuno will have probably had him in and told him to score a few goals and then theyve got a decision to make in the summer.

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