Laporta confirms Barcelona's interest in Neves as their new number 6
The Portuguese star is rumored to be eying a move away from Wolverhampton at the end of the 2022-23 season, with the Blaugrana’s president considering him as a suitable replacement for Sergio Busquets.
is looking into other alternatives to replace the 34-year-old Busquets, whose contract with the La Liga giants is due to expire this summer. Among the Blaugrana's key targets is Wolverhampton'sRuben Neves
, who Barcelona president Joan Laporta stressed during his Thursday interview withSport
Neves is a great player, but this is part of private conversations,"
"Busquets will not be eternal and there are internal discussions to find him a substitute with guarantees. Frenkie de Jong can play in this position, but he won't do with a single player. Xavi will end up deciding this."
However, Laporta believesSergio Busquets
will remain with the club until the end of the season. He added:
"There is a good relationship with his representative, Jorge Mendes. He wants to continue at Barca and we have everything covered."
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