21 Jul 2021 13:58:28
Several outlets suggesting we are in serious contention to sign Ruben Neves for c£35m. Any insider info on this please. Or is it yet more media nonsense?

{Ed002's Note - Ruben Neves (DM/CM) Wolves would look to get as close to €50M as they can should circumstances dictate Neves is sold, but they certainly don't want to sell and have made clear that he has a long-term contract and there have been no approaches at this time. Mr Mourinho is a huge fan and has tried to take him to three different clubs in the past - and he would, I am sure be interested in taking him to Roma. He has always been seen as an option to replace Matic at Manchester United, but they have other priorities to deal with first and preferred options. Arsenal have preferred options but his agent is keen to have him move on so they cannot be discounted.}

1.) 21 Jul 2021
21 Jul 2021 14:36:54
Thanks Ed. Appreciated. Personally I think he’d be a very good addition.

2.) 21 Jul 2021
21 Jul 2021 16:19:23
Thanks Ed, Ruben Neves will be a huge upgrade on Fred.

3.) 22 Jul 2021
22 Jul 2021 09:20:22
This is what frustrates me. If Ole really didn't want Donny that money could have been spent wisely on a DM now.

4.) 22 Jul 2021
22 Jul 2021 17:25:52
Donny is Pogbas replacement. Imo it will be money well spent, he will come good. I like neves and spending 40 million would be a good bit of business.

5.) 22 Jul 2021
22 Jul 2021 20:33:09
Neves would be a good signing. He tends to be mostly famed for the few spectacular goals he is capable of scoring but he's a decent mopper-upper too.
On Pogba/ VDB, there has always been the suggestion that Donny was snapped up when he became available on the likelihood that Pogba would be on his way out, which has felt likely in most of the last transfer windows. Not sure they are the same type of player but I guess they got wind he could be available for what was seen at the time as being a very reasonable price so took a punt. I was well pleased at the time.
He was bossing and dictating games for Ajax, but the step-up has thus far been too much, He is obviously still highly regarded, particularly by the Spanish teams who seem to retain their interest. Just can't say that I've seen even one game where he justified starting the next. I know about the 'needing to play to get confidence' cycle many players get caught in, but generally a player of his undoubted quality would have done something by now.

6.) 22 Jul 2021
22 Jul 2021 21:37:39
Donny just need games to show his worth. I felt a little embarrassed for him last year because a little run out with 5 minutes to go or the odd cup game with a second team isn't his level and he did show little signs . Give him decent playing time and the confidence and quality will shine through. Class is permanent and all that as they say.

7.) 23 Jul 2021
23 Jul 2021 04:08:23
I am really not sure if we are going to spend another 40m on a DM right now and we still haven't signed a CB which is seen as a bigger priority.

I do hope that Donny is Pogba's replacement but the way Ole treated him last season and the reports saying we are willing to loan/ sell him doesn't fill me with confidence.

8.) 23 Jul 2021
23 Jul 2021 11:54:54
If the rumoured switch to 433 formation is true, or we keep the current formation, sign a DM and give the second cm more freedom to get forward, I think we will see a very different Donny.

Spenno, how was he supposed to show anything when he's brought on with 5 minutes to go?

9.) 23 Jul 2021
23 Jul 2021 13:44:43
I’m sure even Jason Lee would be able to do something with those five minutes across a season.

10.) 23 Jul 2021
23 Jul 2021 18:04:15
I think he got more goals and assists than Fred this season.

{Ed077's Note - I always consider start of summer transfer window(July 1) as end of last season lol}