Liverpool journalist Matt Addison has been sharing his thoughts on Wolves winger Pedro Neto and the possibility of the Merseyside club making an attempt to sign him during the upcoming summer transfer window.
This comes after Addison made an appearance on a recent episode of the Liverpool Echo’s Blood Red Podcast where he spoke about a range of topics concerning Jurgen Klopp’s side, including which Premier League players he would like to see Liverpool potentially sign this summer.
On the subject of Neto, Addison had this to say about the player and a potential move to Liverpool.
He said: “Similar sort of thing to Diogo Jota last summer. In fact, I think I’ve written it myself before this season that he’d be one to look at as basically a backup option to begin with, but with that high enough ceiling to kick on and become one of the front three in the next two or three seasons.
“I think he was injured towards the latter part of the season. I think he missed the last few games; I think he might even be missing for the Euros for Portugal as well, but I think that there’s such a talented player in there, there’s a lot more that you can get out of him, I think. Similar to Jota, I think he can make the next step at Liverpool.
“Again, it’s not going to be a cheap one, but I think the quality and the talent is there that he could just come in and you could easily see him coming in to replace a [Xherdan] Shaqiri or an [Divock] Origi and instantly it’s just a huge, huge upgrade for me.”
Wolves signed Neto back in August 2019 from Italian side Lazio for a fee of £16.11 million. Since then, the 21-year-old, who is currently valued at £31.5 million, has made 79 appearances for the Midlands club across all competitions in which he has managed to score 10 goals and provide 11 assists along the way (per Transfermarkt).
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With Neto ending the 2020/21 season as Wolves’ joint-highest rated player alongside Adama Traore with an overall rating of 7.11/10 according to WhoScored, despite being out injured since April, this shows just how impressive and important he has been for Wolves.
Would you like to see Liverpool sign Pedro Neto?
In our view, if Liverpool were to move on one of their current attacking players such as Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri, who only started seven league games between them this season, then potentially making a move to bring Neto in this summer would be a good piece of business from the Merseyside club as Neto’s age would allow him to be a potential star for the future.
However, with Neto’s knee injury not set to fully recover for another few months yet, this could potentially be a stumbling block for Liverpool or any other club that might be interested in signing the winger this summer.