Jeff Shi praises Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves

A general view of Molineux before the Capital One Cup First Round match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newport County at Molineux on August 11, 2015 in Wolverhampton, England.

Ruben Neves joined Wolverhampton Wanderers from FC Porto in the summer of 2017.

Lee Gregory of Millwall tackles with Ruben Neves of Wolves during the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Wolverhampton at The Den on December 26, 2017 in London, England.

Wolverhampton Wanderers chairman Jeff Shi has spoken highly of Ruben Neves to The Express & Star.

Neves joined Wolves in the Championship in England from Portuguese giants FC Porto in the summer of 2017.

According to Goal.com, the Wanderers had to pay Porto a transfer fee of £16 million in order to secure the services of the 20-year-old midfielder.

Wolves chairman Jeff Shi takes his seat ahead of the English League Cup fourth round football match between Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester,...

Wolves chairman Shi has praised the Portugal international midfielder for having a strong mentality.

"Ruben Neves is very young, foreign, never played in UK...but he's adapted because he has a strong mentality,” Shi told The Express & Star.

Wolves chairman Jeff Shi takes his seat ahead of the English League Cup fourth round football match between Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester,...

Important player

Neves has established himself as one of the most important players in the current Wolves team and is one of the best players in the Championship.

The 20-year-old midfielder has scored four goals in 33 Championship appearances for the Wanderers so far this season.

Nuno’s side’s performances and results in recent weeks have not been great, but Wolves can still very much earn automatic promotion to the Premier League at the end of the season.

Wolves will take on Reading at home in the Championship on Tuesday evening.

Diogo Jota of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates with Ruben Neves of Wolverhampton Wanderers after scoring his team's 3rd goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton...

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