Wolverhampton Wanderers have brought in a slew of highly rated Portuguese talent over the years, but arguably none have been as successful as Ruben Neves.
He would oversee their promotion back to the Premier League and has continued to dominate the midfield ever since.
Having now made 220 appearances for the club, the 25-year-old has established himself as one of the leading central midfielders in the division.
Across this period he has also chipped in with 25 goals, many of which have been straight out of the top drawer.
His consistently impressive performances have understandably led to an increase in value, with CIES Football Observatory rating him at €35m (£30m). This marks a 100% increase, however, the club understandably would demand much more from any potential suitors.
With Manchester United having shown an interest in his services over the summer, it was claimed that he would be “perfect” for them due to his age, versatility and his “solid” start to the 2021/22 season.
However, he remains under Bruno Lage’s leadership and will be desperate to spark a turnaround in form for his side.
His start to this season too has been nothing short of exceptional, with an average SofaScore rating of 7.49 making him his side’s top performer by some way and ranking him as the top division’s 11th best player as a whole.
His fearlessness has undoubtedly aided his success, and at his current rate, he will only continue to increase in value.