Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has shared his positive thoughts on Joao Neves, a player currently targeted by Arsenal. Fernandes, who plays alongside Neves in the Portugal national football team, has expressed his admiration for the Benfica midfielder.
Reports suggest that both Arsenal and Manchester United are keeping a close eye on the 19-year-old, with other Premier League clubs like Liverpool and Manchester City also showing interest.
According to 90min, scouts from Arsenal and United have been monitoring Neves closely during the current season.
The versatile midfielder primarily operates as a central defensive midfielder for Benfica but can also play on the right side of midfield.
Fernandes, in the context of potential interest from Manchester United, has indicated his support for Neves joining Old Trafford.
In the ongoing Portuguese league season, Neves has made eight starts and three substitute appearances, contributing with one goal and one assist.
Last season, he recorded six starts and 11 substitute appearances, scoring one goal.
Speculation suggests that Joao Neves could be considered as a replacement for Thomas Partey at Arsenal, particularly if the Ghanaian midfielder leaves during the January transfer window.
Juventus is reportedly interested in securing Partey on loan, and discussions between the player and the Italian club have reportedly taken place.
However, it remains uncertain whether Benfica would be willing to sell Neves in the upcoming transfer window, considering their aspirations to compete for the Portuguese Primeira Liga title this season.