Former Premier League midfielder Matt Holland thinks that Wolves’ Pedro Neto is in line to make a move to a bigger club soon.
The winger has been very impressive ever since he joined Nuno Espirito Santo’s side last year, racking up 10 goals and 9 assists since last season, and has been Wolves’ best player so far this campaign based on his WhoScored rating of 7.22, and all at the age of just
Speaking on the talkSPORT Gameday podcast (24:43), pundit Alex Crook spoke about Newcastle United’s Allan Saint-Maximin and how his displays could put him in line for a move to a bigger club, and Holland said the same has to be said of Neto, valued at £24.3m on Transfermarkt, following his performances:
“I’m a big fan of Pedro Neto, Crookie’s [Alex Cook] talked there about Saint-Maximin and he could play at a much higher level. Pedro Neto is the same in my book as well. I mean, he’s still only 20… There’s a lot of development, a lot of growth.
“He’d be one of those like Diogo Jota actually he was someone, I was sort of for two years thinking “someone will take him someone will take him” eventually honestly, Liverpool took the plunge. Neto is in that boat right now.”
Has Pedro Neto got the potential to be world class for Wolves?
Yes, he's good enough
No, he's not that good
TIF Thoughts on Matt Holland’s comments about Pedro Neto
There is no doubting Neto’s ability, and as Holland points out with his example of Jota, whilst Wolves are where they are, there will always be the team slightly above them that will want to take their best players for their own gains.
But if Wolves want to take that step forward as a club, as they have done in recent seasons from their days in the Championship to going deep in the Europa League, they need to do more to hold onto these players and use them as the core of a team to move forward rather than constantly cashing in.