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Arsenal’s hopes of securing Joao Neves might face a setback as two significant factors could sway the Benfica star towards Manchester United.

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Neves, a product of the Benfica academy, debuted for the senior team in January 2023. Since then, he has made 74 appearances, contributing four goals and aiding in securing a league title and the Portuguese Super Cup.

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Regarded as one of the finest young defensive midfielders globally, Neves’ prowess extends beyond ball control to a robust presence in winning back possession.

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While Manchester United has shown interest in both Neves and his teammate Antonio Silva, recent developments indicate Arsenal’s competitive bid for Neves. However, Portuguese pundits Luis Aguilar and Mariana Fernandes suggest that Neves may lean towards United.

Aguilar notes United’s groundwork, including discussions with Neves’ agent, Jorge Mendes, and expressed interest from the club itself. Fernandes echoes this sentiment, citing Arsenal’s recent improvement as potentially hindering Neves’ impact there.

Given United’s current midfield challenges, Neves could seamlessly fit into their starting lineup, easing their concerns. While Benfica values Neves at £100 million, United may negotiate this price.

A move to United would please club captain Bruno Fernandes, who commends Neves’ readiness for a “big jump” and acknowledges the interest from top clubs.

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