Former Wolves striker Steve Bull has exclusively told Football FanCast that Pedro Neto’s best position is out wide.
The 21-year-old star, who’ll end up missing Wolves’ final seven Premier League games, is also expected to be ruled out of the rearrange European Championships following a knee problem sustained at Fulham last month.
But when fit, the flying winger has played in several different positions since making the switch from Lazio in the summer of 2019.
Neto has started on either the left or right flank on more than half of his Wolves outings in the previous two years, but has been forced into a more central role this term following Raul Jimenez’s serious blow to the head at Arsenal.
Five of Neto’s eight Premier League goals have been scored when playing on the sides, and Bull believes that coming in from either flank is where the Portuguese does most of his damage despite Jamie Carragher comparing him to former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler back in December.
He told Football FanCast:
“He’s definitely a winger, he’s like a flying pig, tricky winger.
“He gets down the wing, and he can do it with both feet. These players coming to the club now are knocking balls with both feet – and Neto is one of those players, he glides.
“There’s him, Podence and Traore, they glide. I hope Neto stays, and once we get Jimenez back, Podence or Traore on the other side, we will give it a good go next year.”