Tottenham Hotspur has been linked with a shock for Pedro Neto in this transfer window …
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According to 90min, Wolves are considering selling the 21-year-old winger, with several teams across Europe interested in his signature, including Spurs.
The club’s owners are believed to be ready to sell several of Bruno Lage’s top stars, namely Ruben Neves and Adama Traore, but they need a huge supply to be seduced into Neto’s sale.
Premier League rivals Liverpool and Serie A giant Juventus are also among the clubs that have made a request about the Portuguese international with three caps.
Spurs have been linked to multiple wingers in the past few weeks, from Sampdoria’s Mikkel Damsgaard to Seville’s Bryan Gil, but one could imagine that a fall for Nuno Santo’s former star would dwarf them all.
After Diogo Jota left Molineux, Neto came to his own and thrived under the guidance of his compatriot.
Despite the Wolves’ problems on the pitch in the absence of Raul Jimenez, the £ 31.5million whiz has five goals and six assists in 31 games, including one against Spurs in a 1-1 draw.
Nuno regularly raves about the young man.
“If you [Neto & Adama Traore] have the ball and they can unleash that talent, they become unpredictable and very difficult to stop, “said the 47-year-old after Neto’s goal against Southampton in February.
Neto achieved an average of two key passes and 2.1 successful dribbles per game via WhoScored in the 2020/21 season. So it’s obvious that he can pose a monumental threat in his day.
These are returns he’d be sitting at the top of the tree in North London, with only Heung-min Son managing as many chances per 90 (two) and only Tanguy Ndombele more dribbles per 90 (2, 2).
Neto is described by the soccer scout as an “elite talent” with “electric speed and acceleration” Jacek kuligwhile Sky Sports reporter Adam asked called him a “huge talent” who often goes under the radar.
The Lilywhites may need more than 50 million. For context, even Joe Hart has a higher salary at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Given Nuno’s familiarity with Neto, there couldn’t be a more perfect signing for Spurs this summer. Paratici and co must do everything possible to achieve this.
AND in other news, Romano reveals the £ 18m Spurs target will “fly to London”, fans will be buzzing …