Charlie Nicholas heaps praise on Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Ruben Neves

Nuno Espirito Santo the manager

Ruben Neves has played a key part for Wolverhampton Wanderers in these last few seasons.

Ruben Neves of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newcastle United at Molineux on February 11, 2019 in Wolverhampton, United...

Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas has admitted that Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves has been 'fabulous' in the Premier League this season.

The 21-year-old has been a key player for Nuno Espirito Santo's side helping them earn promotion from the Championship last season in an emphatic fashion. 

Now, he is playing a major part in them currently sitting seventh in England's top-tier despite the Midlands outfit only earning promotion last summer.

 

Nonetheless, former Arsenal striker Nicholas backed the highly-rated youngster for a 'surprise' contender for the Player of the Year award at the end of the season as fans will absolutely love his comments about their player. 

"I have really liked Ruben Neves in particular for Wolves," Nicholas told Sky Sports. "Neves merits a conversation the way Wolves have played and he has been fabulous.

"I am going to put Neves in there as a surprise package, and I have really enjoyed watching him this season, so he makes the list of three."

Ruben Neves of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 0-1 during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Goodison Park on...

Neves made the switch from Portugal's top-tier to England's second tier during the summer of 2017 and he instantly became a fan favourite with his style of play.

Whilst he is not a box-to-box midfielder, he does have the capability of running the game from deep inside his own half by showcasing his technical ability and high range of passing.

During his time at the club, the Portugal international has played 68 games for the club, scoring 10 goal and supplying his teammates with three assists, according to transfermarkt.

Neves is perhaps one of those players that proves that stats do lie because his numbers do not match the performances he produces, week in, week out for his club. 

Wolves player Ruben Neves in action during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newcastle United at Molineux on February 11, 2019 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.

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