Ruben Neves at home with Wolves
Wolves star Ruben Neves says he and his family are ‘really comfortable’ in Wolverhampton – and he is focused on helping the club push on further.
Some of the club’s top stars have been linked with possible big-money moves away, including Raul Jimenez and Adama Traore, but 23-year-old midfielder Neves is loving life under Nuno Espirito Santo – who has just marked three years as head coach at Molineux.
Having swapped Porto for Wolves in the summer of 2017, he has provided spectacular moments for fans with a catalogue of stunning strikes and, with the break in the season allowing him to reflect, said: “Fortunately, it was a very good decision for me – for my career and for my family.
“I’m really happy here. My family is really happy here as well. So, it was a great decision.
“It was a difficult one but at the end, it resulted really well for me and, like I said, I’m really happy. I just want to keep on going and help the club.”
Neves is now excited to be back playing again, with the Premier League resuming on June 17 – albeit behind-closed-doors.
Wolves are set to play West Ham in their first game back and are looking to keep up the momentum they had built before the break – currently sitting sixth in the table.
On his Wolves journey so far, Neves added: “I just came to play football, to be honest. I came to improve as a player and, fortunately, things are going well.
“Of course, it helps when my family like it as well. I’m really comfortable here and I just want to start playing again.”
The Portuguese had hit a rich vein of form before football’s suspension in March and, like Jimenez and Traore, has been linked with other clubs over the past couple of years.
Compatriot Diogo Jota is another who has reportedly attracted interest of other teams, but Neves is not bothered by the speculation.
“There is always speculation. Since I’ve been here, there’s always been speculation about our team,” he said.
“It’s something normal in football. It’s normal stuff for us.
“We don’t think about that, we just think about playing and training.
“Of course, we want to be together for the most time we can.
“But it’s football. The speculation is there, our job is to play.”