Wolves Honorary Vice-President and club legend Steve Bull has expressed concerns about the future of the highly talented winger, Pedro Neto, at Molineux. Neto has kicked off the current season in exceptional form, registering one goal and providing five assists in eight Premier League matches. This outstanding performance comes as a surprise to many who had predicted Wolves to struggle in the top-flight.
Since joining Wolves in 2019, the Portugal international has always been regarded as a promising talent. However, his progress was hampered by serious knee and ankle injuries in the past two seasons. Despite this, Neto has garnered interest from Arsenal, who were previously linked with him in the last year’s transfer window but pursued other options like Mykhailo Mudryk and Leandro Trossard.
With Arsenal seeking to strengthen their right-wing options, especially due to Bukayo Saka’s injury, they may compete with other clubs for Neto’s signature when the transfer window reopens in January. Wolves had previously valued their star player at approximately £50 million, but given his importance to the team and recent departures of key players, Bull believes this valuation has likely increased.
Bull expressed his worries about Neto’s future, stating that he would personally extend Neto’s contract for another five years and offer him a competitive package because of his exceptional talent and skill. He commended Neto’s understanding with his teammates and highlighted his role in setting up goals.
The uncertainty surrounding Neto’s future revolves around whether Wolves can retain him or if he might consider a move, with Arsenal being a potential destination. While Liverpool and Manchester United have strong options in the same position, Arsenal’s need for a right-winger is more pronounced, as evident in their struggles without Saka.
Bull remains hopeful that Wolves can keep Neto and build the team around him starting in January, but he is genuinely concerned that Neto might leave. He suggested that Neto’s transfer fee could fall somewhere in the range of £50-70 million due to his remarkable talents and versatility, making him a suitable fit for Arsenal.
Neto’s next match with Wolves is scheduled after the international break when they face Bournemouth on October 21st.