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We are used to writing about the top names in Europe being linked to the biggest sides in the Premier League, sometimes even the smaller ones, but when one of Europe's top talents is linked to a Championship club we have to sit up and take notice.
The Championship is one of the top leagues in Europe because of its attendances as well as the excitement that comes from the promotion and relegation battles that happen every year.
Outside of the top six or seven leagues in the continent there isn't really much that competes with the Championship, even from a quality standpoint. That said though it's still very much a second tier competition.
Conor Coady is your usual average Championship midfielder. Image: PA
With no hope of winning a big trophy or qualification surely no one playing regularly in the Champions League would make the move there.
But according to reports in Portugal, and now England, Wolves have made a ridiculously audacious enquiry into signing highly rated Porto midfielder Ruben Neves for £18 million, and according to O Jogo it is likely to happen!
Neves has most recently been playing in the U21 European Championships. Image: PA
In the past the 20 year old has been linked with a move to the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool and now he could be off to Wolves to sign for a mid-table Championship club!
Wolves new manager is Nuno Espirito Santo who was in charge at Estádio do Dragão last season but lost his job at the end of the term, just one year into his contract, after failing to win any silverware.
It was a season in which Neves' stock fell, having previously captained the club at times from the age of 18. The youngster started just six games in the league last season but could soon be reunited with a coach who didn't play him too often.
Neves scoring for Porto in February, could be a Wolves player in July, madness. Image: Pa
Despite the dropping off of form it still seems like an incredible coup for Wolves as they attempt to get back into the Premier League for the first time since 2012.
The midlands club are looking to take advantage of the Portuguese side's financial troubles as they look to get funds into the coffers.
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