Ruben Neves has vowed to stay at Wolverhampton Wanderers next season, amid speculation regarding his future.
The Portuguese international joined the Midlands club from Porto in the summer, with Nuno Espirito Santo paying £15.8 million for his services. He was nominated for The Championship Player of the Season, but lost out to Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon.
Speaking at the EFL awards, Neves said “Yes, I would like to stay.”
“Honestly, I love to play here with Wolves. I love the boys, I love the club and I love the fans. I am really happy here.”
“If it is possible, I would like to stay here to have my first year in the Premier League.”
It’s a post-promotion present for Wanderers fans after they secured a return to the top flight for the first time since 2012 at the weekend, and Neves has been an influential part of their promotion winning side.
The 21 year old has scored six goals this season, with every goal coming outside of the box, with his most recent strike against Derby sure to be a contender for goal of the season.
He joined with a reputation that he was far too good for The Championship, and his performances have only backed up that claim.
He said “I came here to improve myself and help the club. Fortunately I have improved in a really good league.”
“Now we are in the Premier League and that’s the most important thing.”
Neves will be hoping that his performances will have been enough for Portugal manager Fernando Santos to take him to Russia, as Portugal will look to win their second international crown in two years.