Ruben Neves set to remain at Al-Hilal in January amid Premier League interest
Newcastle were keen on bringing Ruben Neves back to the Premier League in January
Ruben Neves, who has been linked to a transfer to the Premier League, is planning to remain at Al-Hilal past the January transfer window.
Neves moved to Saudi Arabia in the summer after a five-year stint with Wolves in the English Premier League.
Eddie Howe has acknowledged that he is an admirer of the midfield player. However, Newcastle has expressed interest in returning him to the Premier League on a loan negotiate for the remaining half of the season.
At a meeting of shareholders today, Premier League clubs will cast their votes on whether to impose a temporary restriction on loaning players from teams owned by the same entity. Approval of the new regulation will require a two-thirds majority.
As The Athletic reports, Neves is expected to stay at Al-Hilal regardless of the outcome of what is sure to be a close call.
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According to their report, Al-Hilal has not been approached by any other team or engaged in discussions; so, it appears that he will not be moving forward at this time.
Newcastle intends to add to their roster in January to meet the demands of competing nationally and internationally.
In the first several months of the season, Howe has had to cope with a lot of injuries, and Sandro Tonali’s 10-month exile for engaging in illegal betting has left the team lacking in midfield cover.
However, it seems less probable that Neves, who has apparently drawn interest from Arsenal as well, will be included.
Neves appears to be concentrating on assisting Al-Hilal in winning some awards this semester instead.
Having won all 13 of their league games to date, they are presently four points ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr at the summit of the Saudi Pro League.