English Premier League (EPL) Wolverhampton Hwang Hee-chan (27)’s fellow midfielder Huben Neves (26) is expected to leave the European stage at an early age. Neves’ next destination is Al-Hilal, Saudi Arabia.
British Sky Sports said on the 19th (Korean time), “Wolverhampton has accepted Al-Hilal’s 47 million pound (approximately 77 billion won) transfer offer for Neves,” and said, “Personal negotiations will not be a problem.”메이저놀이터
It is a different transfer than originally expected. Neves received attention from Manchester United and FC Barcelona (Spain) in the second half of the 2022-23 season. There was only one year left in the contract with Wolverhampton, and there was a prospect that Neves would transfer with a suitable transfer fee as he decided to leave the club at the end of the season.
The media also said, “Neves said in an interview with Sky Sports at the end of the season that he would not hide his desire to play in the UEFA Champions League (UCL).”
However, he is likely to leave Europe at an early age, deciding on Al-Hilal as his next destination.
Neves, who started his career as a youth member of FC Porto (Portugal), stepped on the English stage in 2017 at the age of 20. At the time, Wolverhampton was in the Premier League championship (second division), but Neves attracted fans’ attention with his excellent kick and long-range shooting. In particular, in his debut season alone, he scored 6 goals in 42 matches and led the team to promotion. The team even signed a new contract with him after a year.
Wolverhampton, who succeeded in promotion immediately after signing Neves, succeeded in remaining in the Premier League for five consecutive seasons. Neves wore a Wolverhampton uniform and recorded 30 goals and 13 assists in 253 games, playing a key midfielder role. He did his share this season as well, recording 6 goals and 1 assist in 41 games.
Neves played with Hwang Hee-chan on the ground for 53 games. Photo = Getty Images
Hwang Hee-chan also played an active part while stepping on the ground together for 53 games.
However, in the end, he could not step on the European competition stage in Wolverhampton. Despite the huge investment, the team remained in the mid-table. Neves continues a new challenge in Saudi Arabia.