Wolves eyeing Libyan midfielder as potential Neves replacement
Wolverhampton Wanderers are currently looking at different options in the transfer window to replace Ruben Neves, who is set to leave for a big money move to a Premier League giant.
Several clubs are currently monitoring Neves's situation at Wolves, with him particularly being wanted by Manchester United and Arsenal.
A report from talkSPORT has claimed that United are now ahead of the Gunners in their pursuit of the midfielder, with Wolves wanting around €40-45 million for him.
As a result a recent report from O Jogo has stated that Wolves are now looking at potential replacements for Neves, with Braga midfielder Ali Musrati being pinpointed as the likeliest option.
However, several clubs are currently looking at the Libyan midfielder, who impressed last season as Braga finished fourth in the Primeira Liga.
Braga are looking to cash in on the 25-year-old this summer, and the Portuguese club will reportedly be willing to let him go for around €15 million.
Wolves see him as the ideal replacement for Neves, and are currently leading the race to sign him.
Musrati joined Braga last season on a free transfer from Vitoria Guimaraes, and his impressive performances in defensive midfield, both domestically and in the UEFA Europa League, have earned him plenty of plaudits.
He played in 44 games in all competitions last season, even contributing to the attack with four goals and also providing three assists.
While Neves might be a very tough player to replace, Musrati might be a relatively cheap option when compared to other targets, and so it might be a great piece of business from Wolves if he settles in well.