When I say that Arsenal have been hit by this transfer snub, I mean of course if the Arsenal transfer rumours connecting the Gunners with a January bid for the Porto and Portugal international star Ruben Neves was close to the mark in the first place.
It was a rumour that has been doing the rounds and it was not just Arsenal, but our Premier League rivals Chelsea and Liverpool that were said to be keen on the talented young defe3nsive midfield star. The latest on the 18-year old though, reported by The Mirror, is that he has no intention of leaving his current club, at least not yet.
Neves was recently praised highly by the Porto president Pinto Da Costa, a man who has apparently played a significant part in the youngster’s development and it is clear that the midfielder is keen to repay that faith.
He said, “To hear the president say that he wants to make me a symbol of the club? It’s fantastic. This made me feel very proud.
“I am under contract until June 2019 and, at the moment, I am only thinking about the club achieving its goals.”
He has been with the Portuguese club since he was eight years old and has only really started to break through, so you can hardly blame him for wanting to stay where he is for now. The question for Arsenal and Arsene Wenger, however, is who to go for now. What do you think Gooners?