Wolves 'don't want to sell' £50k-a-week star at Molineux

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Wolves do not want to sell Pedro Neto this summer, according to transfer insider Dean Jones.

The Portuguese winger is said to be attracting interest from other Premier League clubs, but Jones says the Midlands outfit do not want to lose a player of his quality.

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What is the latest news involving Neto?

90min recently claimed that Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United all have some interest in £50,000-a-week Neto.

The 22-year-old missed most of last term as he continued his recovery from a serious knee injury picked up at the end of the 2020/21 season.

Prior, Neto was excellent for Wolves, coming up with 11 goal contributions during that 2020/21 Premier League campaign at his young age.

Judging him on that season alone, it is no surprise that other clubs are looking at the Portugal international.

What has Jones said about Neto’s Wolves future?

Jones says Wolves are aware of the interest that Neto is attracting but do not want to sell him this summer.

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, the journalist said: “I don’t think they want to [sell]. I don’t think they want to lose anyone of that quality at this point. They’re aware of interest around him, but ultimately, unless it was a ridiculous amount of money, I just don’t think that they’re going to let him go.”

Should Wolves sell Neto?

It would not be the wisest decision. Going forward, Wolves were not the greatest outfit last season.

In total, they scored just 38 goals in as many games, which was one of the worst records in the Premier League. Only Watford (34), Burnley (34) and Norwich City (23) registered fewer strikes (via WhoScored) and they all went on to get relegated, really putting things into perspective.

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With that in mind, selling Neto, who is arguably their best attacker, does not make sense. As highlighted earlier, he can come up with the goods in the final third.

As per FBref, the Wolves star has also ranked in the 84th percentile for total shots, the 88th for progressive carries and the 86th for touches in the penalty area among his positional peers over the last year, so he is quite clearly a threat.

Ultimately, given how much Bruno Lage’s side struggled in attack last season, allowing Neto to depart Molineux this summer just does not sound smart. With Morgan Gibbs-White having left the club for a big fee as well, it does not seem necessary to sell the former Braga man either.

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