Wolves hit the jackpot on £18m “elite talent” who’s now worth £70m

The inexpensive purchase has grown into an important player for Wolves.
Wolverhampton Wanderers have spent over £230 million over the last two seasons, with Matheus Cunha being their record signing for around £43 million.

Despite spending freely, they rarely skip a purchase, allowing the club to run smoothly.
Matheus Nunes was the most recent player to leave for a big price of £53 million, but who may be the next star that Gary O’Neil’s team can profit from?

Pedro Neto’s start at Wolves
Pedro Neto has been with Wolves since the summer of 2019, when he signed to the club for a reported fee of £18 million from Italian outfit Lazio, just a month after signing to the club on a permanent basis From Braga.

In his first season in England, the 23-year-old played 29 Premier League games, frequently being substituted at the hour mark when the team required an injection of creativity and pace. Nonetheless, the winger did wind up starting nine matches throughout the campaign, scoring three goals and contributing three assists.
Development and progression continued, and the Portuguese forward emerged as a major player the next season. The left-footed standout started 30 league games, scoring five goals and providing six assists.

However, Neto’s next two seasons were a nightmare, with a catastrophic injury forcing him to miss 297 days and 57 matches during the 2021/22 season. Following his recovery from the knee injury, the former Lazio star suffered an ankle injury in October, forcing him to miss 27 games.

Pedro Neto’s current valuation
Unfortunately, Neto suffered an injury this season in October, but he was only out for nine games.

Prior to the hamstring injury, the Wolves dynamo was on fire, truly living up to the title of “elite talent,” according to Football Talent Scout Jacek Kulig.

In ten Premier League games, the winger recorded seven assists, a league high at the time, and one goal. Fortunately, the 23-year-old recovered swiftly and has continued where he left off, with two assists and two goals in only four starts, including a goal contribution in his past three games.

Following these performances, multiple Premier League clubs have expressed interest in Neto, with Arsenal and Manchester City among the favourites to sign him in the summer.

As can be seen above, his current market worth according to Transfermarkt is £36 million, but it is said that the Wanderers value their 5 foot 8 gem as much as £70 million, which would result in a significant profit on his sale.
Wolves’ risk in signing an unproven Neto nearly five years ago was clearly a masterstroke, and they undoubtedly won the jackpot with their dangerous forward, who has terrorised defenders all season.

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