Wolves winger Pedro Neto was back in action over the weekend, and journalist Fabrizio Romano has an update on the player’s future.
Wolves drew 1-1 with Aston Villa, with Neto setting up Hwang Hee-chan’s goal.
The Portuguese played even better this time.
He drove around Pau Torres, leaving him for dead, before locating Hwang for a first-time finish in the box.
Neto’s assist was his seventh in the Premier League this season.
No player has more in the competition.
Perhaps inevitably, there has already been some speculation about a potential move away from Molineux.
And Romano has today provided an update on the player’s future…
Fabrizio Romano gives transfer update on Pedro Neto after another contribution for Wolves
Just in the recent weeks, there has been mention of Arsenal ramping up their interest in Neto.
They have liked the player for a fairly long time.
Seemingly, they could potentially come calling soon. The very reliable Romano believes that something should happen with Neto before much longer. He says a departure is likely next summer.
Writing for his Daily Briefing, Romano said: “We’re still seeing plenty of rumours about Pedro Neto, and as I said last week, things are likely to happen for the Portuguese winger in 2024 in terms of a transfer. Wolves said no to proposals in the summer, and there is no guarantee that they will approve a sale in January, but let’s see about 2024, whether that’s January or the summer, because clubs will arrive.
“Arsenal wanted Neto just over a year ago. They’ve always been interested in the player and they keep tracking him, but there are also other clubs following the situation. He’s always been on the list for Arsenal but it’s nothing more concrete just yet, and the race looks to be absolutely open.”
Neto could well leave Wolves next summer
It’s very possible that Neto could leave Wolves next summer if things carry on as they are.
He is an outstanding player, and big teams are going to come calling.
And it may be that Wolves are just not in a position to turn down a huge offer.
Wolves may need to offer Neto some type of European football to persuade him to stay.
Obviously, there is still a lot of football to be played this season. But it would be surprising if teams did not approach Neto.