According to the Mirror, the 20-year-old is already a full Portugal international has agreed an £18 million transfer from the Liga Nos side to the English Championship, with super agent Jorge Mendes thought to have had a big influence on the move.
Mendes is the agent of new Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo and is understood to be responsible for the bulk of the recruitment at the Molineux Stadium.
He might be the most powerful agent in the whole of football – but Neves signing for Wolves has still taken football fans across the country by shock:
Bruh how can Ruben Neves be signing for Wolves! Jorge mendes is literally running the strings in the transfer market
— Pels (@Ahmed_Pels) July 2, 2017
Ruben Neves is a top six player, how Wolves have managed to get him is quite unbelievable
— BGM (@Benmurray_10) July 2, 2017
Neves to wolves is the most Fifa career modey real life transfer of all time.
— أندرو (@BobbyDidASamba) July 2, 2017
Sorry… what?…. Ruben Neves is going to fucking WOLVES for £15m??
The absolute fuck????
— Captain Arsebiscuits (@anaIdirgeprat) July 2, 2017
Ruben Neves joining Wolves is like if Rhianna married a random guy that sent her a DM. ?
— Sam (@Sam_Wright01) July 2, 2017
In this hungover mood I don't need to find out Ruben Neves is signing for Wolves and Saul is signing a 10 year contract it's blowing my mind
— Lew Chainz (@LewisRae17) July 2, 2017
Ruben Neves really swapped Porto for Wolves? These agents have too much power. Mendes has some stake in Wolves and sends this talent there.
— Kofi Asare (@BarristerDrew) July 2, 2017
Ruben Neves to Wolves is one of the strangest transfers in history.
Going from playing CL football to League Cup games with Dave Edwards.
— Jordan Elgott (@JElgott) July 2, 2017
Ruben Neves to Wolves, what in the fuck.
— cameron barnes. (@cameronspixels) July 2, 2017
I played a career mode with Wolves on fifa 16 that I've signe Neves and he worked really well with the other portuguese players
— Hideaki (@johnpones_) July 2, 2017
ruben neves to wolves how on earth has that happened
— charlie (@CharlieAHowarth) July 2, 2017
No way is Ruben Neves about to sign for Wolves ?? what is life pic.twitter.com/f5DqJkpiOJ
— Jordan Colley (@JordanColley91) July 2, 2017
— Dave Prince (@princey2808) July 2, 2017
Can confirm the signing of neves to wolves pic.twitter.com/fcBXkkp79l
— luke wright (@lukeywright_) July 2, 2017
Fuck off are wolves signing neves
— ☠️ (@HarryLMA0) July 2, 2017
Have wolves signed Neves? If so there's definitely been something dodgy gone on there.
— LongOne (@LongyReturns) July 2, 2017
Is this just the beginning of big signings at Wolves, and in the Championship in general?
The financial carrot of the English Premier League is now so great that £18 million for a young midfielder now seems half reasonable!
What do you think?