Real Madrid eyeing Portuguese wonderkid

Real Madrid eyeing Portuguese wonderkid


Real Madrid are reportedly eyeing 18-year-old midfielder Ruben Neves from Porto, according to British newspaper Daily Express.

The Portugal Under-21 international is one of the biggest prospects in the Primeira Liga, and he has caught the attention of many European giants.

Florentino Perez has started a strategy that consists of signing young pearls at a low price and see them grow at the club, rather than spending millions in bringing them when they are already stars.

In the last few months, he has brought Martin Odegaard, Marco Asensio, Jesus Vallejo, Mink Peeters and Federico Valverde. Now he has set the sight on Neves.

The Portuguese youngster is a defensive midfielder that has great quality and has impressed during the last few months at Porto. His Spanish team-mate Cristian Tello compares him to Sergio Busquets.

Neves made his debut for Porto in 2014 at 17 years old. He played 33 games last season and this season Julen Lopetegui has given him an even more important role.

Porto will surely fight to keep him, but Florentino Perez has proved that when wants to sign a player, it is highly unlikely that he will fail.