Just last summer, Ruben Neves completed the shocking move to the Saudi Pro League for a fee of around 47 million pounds. But now, Newcastle United are exploring the possibility of bringing the Portuguese star to the Premier League.
According to Fichajes.net, Newcastle United is now considered the Portuguese as they want to re-enforce their team.
This urgent need comes as Sandro Tonali, who recently joined the club from AC Milan, faces the likelihood of getting a lengthy ban from the Italian Football Association for issues related to gambling.
As a result, the Magpies must find a replacement to keep the team in good shape.
Ruben Neves joined Saudi Pro League side Al Hilal in the summer for around 47 million pounds amid heavy links with top European teams, including Manchester United and FC Barcelona.
One of the areas that could make Ruben Neves Premier League return a reality is the Saudi Public Investment Fund ownership of the club.
However, this would not be an easy task for the Magpies, as signing the Portuguese from the Saudi Pro League club would be expensive due to his current market value.
For Newcastle United, it is necessary to fill the void that the absence of Sandro Tonali could leave.
Ruben Neves statistics in Saudi Arabia and what it could mean for Newcastle United
Since moving to the Middle East, the 26-year-old Portuguese international has played ten matches and has one assist for the club.
His experience as one of the best legs in the game could be vital for Eddie Howe’s team.
A good choice for the replacement of a newcomer
However, it is unknown whether Ruben Neves’s potential move to Newcastle United would be based on a loan deal or permanent. But it would be the best decision for the club.
In the past, for Wolverhampton Wanderers, he was arguably one of the best players that carried the team all along.
Sandro Tonali, on the other hand, is new to the Premier League, while Neves is quite experienced in the English top flight.