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Is Joao Moutinho currently outshining Ruben Neves at Wolves?

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Is Joao Moutinho currently outshining Ruben Neves at Wolves?

Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Joao Moutinho appears to be quietly outshining his compatriot Ruben Neves this season.

Neves is a huge fan favourite at Molineux, having majorly impressed since his £15.8 million arrival last year.

He has caught the eye with his playmaking abilities, and ability to shoot from distance.

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Last term, he was widely considered one of the best players in the Championship.

In 2018/19 he has started off in a similar vein, but one man who appears to be matching him, if not outperforming him, is the man he lines up alongside in midfield Moutinho.

The master is outshining the apprentice

Summer signing from AS Monaco Moutinho, who arrive for a reported £5 million fee, has been quietly impressing in the Molineux engine room.

 

Perhaps he has gone under the radar, with the spotlight more on Neves because of his age and what he did in the Championship last season.

Moutinho has actually created 20 chances in the Premier League as reported by the Daily Mail, three of which fall into the category of ‘big chances’. That places him in the league’s top 10 behind the likes of David Silva, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Willian.

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While Neves does appear to see slightly more of the ball than his fellow countryman, Moutinho seems to be a bit more cutting.

Moutinho was unspectacular against Watford  and Brighton last weekend, but largely he has been one of Wolves’ better performers this term and represents a total bargain for the fee he arrived for.

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Tom is a Public Relations (Sports) graduate who has built up experience in digital football writing and original content production, with words having reached millions online. Also very partial to a cheeky pub quiz.

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