Arsenal’s attempt at signing Pedro Neto may likely collapse after a popular pundit confirms disparities between Arsenal and Wolves. The Athletic football correspondent David Ornstein revealed that the Gunners planned move for the 22-year-old Portugal winger might likely grind to a halt after both parties appear not to be on the same page on the deal.
Pedro Neto has reportedly been on the radar of Mikel Arteta due to his style of play which resonates more with the Gunners’ pattern. Arteta has been reportedly monitoring the youngster and is eager to add him as the next signing to the Gunners squad. However, there is a problem, as confirmed by a transfer expert, David Ornstein.
Arsenal have signed stars who are already delivering results for the London club. The likes of Maquinhos from PSG, Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko from Manchester City, and Fabio Vieira from Benfica have added depth and quality to the Gunners’ lineup.
Despite the depth in the Arsenal squad, Arteta is still hoping to land a deal for Neto, but Wolves may lowly find it difficult to part with one of their star players. Also, Arteta may likely back off the deal if Wolves set a huge price tag for the player.
Another twist to Arsenal’s plot to sign Neto is the possibility of a loan switch by Nicolas Pepe to OGC Nice of France. Mikel Arteta may likely need to replace the midfielder as talks for a loan move reach advanced stages.
Wolves Sets Price Tag
Sources close to the North London club have confirmed that Arsenal are planning a £35m bid for Pedro Neto, while Wolves are holding out for £50m. Wenger is a good fan and admirer of Neto, but it’s under whether they will meet the £50m price tag demanded by Wolves or not.
Who Is Pedro Neto?
Pedro Neto is a 22-year-old Portugal international who plays as a winger for Premier League side Wolves. He was born to a Portuguese father Pedro Neto Sr and a Mozambican mother Cristina Lomba Neto.
On April 9, 2021, he suffered an ankle injury which ruled him out of the remainder of the season.
Pedro Neto has played for the Braga youth team and the main team making only 4 appearances for the club between 2016 and 2017. He has made 5 appearances in Lazio in the 2018-2019 football season.
Pedro Neto has featured for the Portugal U-20 in the FIFA World cup making 3 appearances for the team. He has also featured for Portugal under 21 making 4 appearances, and scoring 2 goals. He has also featured for the Portugal senior men’s national team in their World Cup qualifiers, making 2 appearances and scoring 2 goals. Since joining Wolves in 2019, Neto has scored 10 goals in his 87 appearances for the club.