Jose Fonte is ‘not shocked’ to see Ruben Neves linked with a big-money transfer to Arsenal.
The Gunners have recognized the Wolves midfielder as a alternative for Granit Xhaka, who is ready to hitch Roma for £20million.
The Telegraph declare Arsenal are making ready to bid for Neves with Wolves demanding a minimal price of £40m for the 24-year-old.
Neves will play alongside Fonte at Euro 2020, and the Portugal and Lille defender was filled with reward for his teammate.
Fonte, a newly topped Ligue 1 winner and a defending Euros champion advised White and Jordan on talkSPORT: “Ruben is a good, younger participant. We can’t neglect he’s nonetheless a younger participant.
“He’s finished very nicely since he got here to England. I can’t say I’m shocked [about the links to Arsenal] due to the standard he has and his passing vary is second to none.
“He can rating targets from outdoors the field. He’s very intelligent. I’m not shocked there may be curiosity in him.”
Neves has made 176 appearances since becoming a member of Wolves for £15.8million from Porto.
Throughout that point, the 24-year-old has received promotion to the Premier League and helped his aspect obtain two seventh-placed top-flight finishes.
Wolves additionally look set to nominate Portuguese coach Bruno Lage as their new supervisor following the departure of Nuno Espirito Santo.
Lage final managed Benfica and lifted the Primeira Liga title in 2018/19.
And Fonte insists the incoming boss will be capable of cope with the stress and calls for of the Premier League.
The Lille defender mentioned: “He’s finished job at Benfica with the kids.
“He’s a top quality supervisor. He received the title at Benfica, he has philosophy and a few good concepts.
“He likes to play soccer. He’s not scared to provide alternatives to the younger boys.
“It’s going to be fascinating to see if he can succeed, however he’s already confirmed he can cope with the stress as a result of in Portugal if you happen to handle Benfica, you’re going to have stress and also you’re going to need to cope with it.
“He’s finished that very nicely. It’s an awesome problem for him.”