Bad news struck Wolves back in August when it was reported that Pedro Neto suffered an unfortunate setback in his recovery from injury.
Consequently, it will now see him potentially return to action in February after fracturing his knee cap back in April during Wolves’ 1-0 win at Fulham in the Premier League.
Given how Wolves have only managed to score five goals in their opening seven Premier League games of the season, winning three and losing four, it’s safe to say Bruno Lage’s side could do with Neto’s attacking prowess in their squad at the moment.
Since joining the Midlands club back in the 2019 summer transfer window from Italian club Lazio for a fee of £16.11m, the winger has managed to score ten goals and provide 11 assists in 79 appearances across all competitions. Five of his goals and six of his assists came last season, demonstrating just how important he was for the team.
This has also been proved by the rise in his overall market value.
In December 2019, only a few months after joining the club, Neto’s market value according to Transfermarkt was listed at just £6.3m. Whereas now it’s taken a massive jump to £31.5m, showing an increase in total of £25.2m in under two years, which is mightily impressive.
This shows just how much of an impressive signing he’s been for Wolves and what a great fit he’s been in their squad alongside other attacking players like Adama Traore and Raul Jimenez.
Moving forward, everyone at Wolves will undoubtedly be hoping that the 21-year-old winger, who is currently earning a weekly wage of £50k-per-week according to Spotrac, will not suffer any further setbacks in his recovery. After an inconsistent start to the campaign, they need him back out on the pitch as soon as he can with no possibility of any further damage to his knee as a result.
In our view, given his relatively young age, if Neto can full recover from his injury and regain the attacking power he showed last season, we see no reason why his market value couldn’t go up even further. He is a simply wonderful player.