“Lionel Messi Reigns Pedro Neto of Wolverhampton Wanderers was extensively linked with a move to Arsenal during the summer transfer season, but a deal did not materialise before the market closed. However, talk continues, with transfer guru Fabrizio Romano predicting that interested teams may make a play for the Portugal international next year.
Now, writer Tim Spiers claims that Wolves’ continuous financial difficulties may force Gary O’Neil’s side to trade Neto if a large bid comes in. “Wolves had this huge financial issue in the summer and they had to ship out £100million worth of players and they did spend a bit too (on new players),” Spiers was quoted as saying
“From what I’ve heard, they’re not completely out of the woods (FFP), so if Arsenal or another big club came in with a big bid for Neto, they’d have to look at it pretty closely.” He is destined for a Champions League team, and Wolves’ financial situation suggests it will happen sooner rather than later.”
Neto has had a fantastic start to the 2023/24 season, topping the Premier League assist statistics with seven goals set up for his teammates in the first ten games. Wolves O’Neil, on the other hand, is certain that the 23-year-old has a long-term future at Molineux.
“He’s been incredible, Jamie [Carragher],” the former Bournemouth manager said last week on Sky Sports. “And not just that – he has massive quality, as you can see [here in the win against Manchester City] and as you see every week; the way he trains and buys into everything I’ve asked of him in possession, out of possession; the way he drives to improve, the way he sets standards.”
“He’s been incredible.” When questioned about Neto’s future at Wolves, the ex-Bournemouth boss remained tight-lipped, insisting that the gifted wideman is content at Molineux.
“He’s incredibly happy at Wolves,” O’Neil added. “He’s enjoying his football, he’s rediscovered some fantastic form.
“He’d had a tough couple of years with injury and form, and he’s performing at his best. So he’s incredibly settled, happy at the club, and we’re going to try and help him achieve some big things while he’s here.”