Portuguese midfielder Ruben Neves signs for Wolves in club-record deal

Porto's midfielder Ruben Neves celebrates after scoring during the Portuguese league football match FC Porto vs CD Tondela at the Dragao stadium in Porto o
Image: Ruben Neves nurtured his skills at Porto

Wolves have secured the services of Ruben Neves from Porto in a club-record deal of around £15m.

The 20-year-old defensive midfielder became the youngest captain in Champions League history when he led Porto against Maccabi Tel Aviv in 2015.

"I'm very excited to play at this club," says Neves, who has moved in a five-year deal.

"It is a very big club and I hope to help the team to win their goals. I have always wanted to play in England and we have a good team. I think we can do good things this season.

"It is also a good opportunity for me to work again with a trainer (Nuno Espírito Santo) I worked with last year.

"I am very excited to start and to play in front of the fans - I love that."

Neves came through Porto's academy and made 67 senior appearances, scoring nine goals. He also played for the Portugal U21 side in June's European Championships.

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The fee beats the £13m paid to Benfica for winger Helder Costa in January.

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