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Erik Ten Hag identifies Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves as his ‘No.1 target’ this summer if he takes over as Manchester United boss

Erik Ten Hag has reportedly identified his first signing as Manchester United boss, should he get the job at Old Trafford.

The Dutchman is said to be the favorite to take the reins with the Red Devils and replace caretaker manager Ralf Rangnick.


It looks increasingly likely that Ten Hag will take control of the Red Devils

And The Sun reports that Ten Hag has already chosen a player he would like to bring to Manchester with him – Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves.

The Portuguese has impressed in the Premier League since Wolves won promotion in 2018, dictating play from mid-park and occasionally scoring a rocket from long range.

The report adds that the Dutch coach has been a fan of the Portugal international for years, having seen him play for Porto as a teenager.

Man United, themselves, are also long-time admirers of Neves, with their interest dating back to his arrival in the English top flight.

talkSPORT reported in January that the Red Devils are keen on the 24-year-old, with Wolves wanting at least £50million to let their star go.

A deal never materialized but, with Ten Hag potentially arriving in the summer and potentially wanting a midfield overhaul, Neves could finally make the move.

Erik Ten Hag identifies Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves as his ‘No.1 target’ this summer if he takes over as Manchester United boss


Neves could be the perfect signing for Man United

And, with the likes of Paul Pogba potentially leaving the club when his contract expires at the end of the season and many supporters wanting the club to move on to Scott McTominay and Fred, it’s clear to see why Neves would be their target. No. 1. .

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