One thing the international period is excellent for is showcasing some of the finest young talents the world has to offer. A man who has taken this opportunity to bank some important goals for his country is Wolverhampton’s Pedro Neto.
The 20-year-old winger had a superb performance for Portugal U21s in their 4-1 win against Norway in their latest youth Euro qualifier. Not only did Neto get himself on the scoresheet with a well-taken brace, but he set up domestic teammate Vitinha for his goal as well (via Sofascore).
Wolves will be looking to build on their seventh-place finish from last season, after they missed out on top six by goal difference. Nuno Espirito Santo will need to deploy his side’s best attack and that undoubtedly involves Neto, who will serve up influential performances alongside Raul Jimenez.
The winger now has an impressive two-goal return in just three Portugal U21 appearances, which should be giving the Wolves boss something to think about. On top of that, he has already bagged a Premier League goal and assist this season. Neto was the difference in their most recent match against Fulham, scoring the winner in the second half. His versatility is another asset the Wanderers have been utilising, playing him both on the wing and in midfield this campaign (via Transfermarkt).
Whilst Nuno is already a fan of the youngster, Neto is ensuring he isn’t overlooked even for a second this season. The 20-year-old started just eight of his 29 Premier League appearances last term which is something that must change this time round. If Wolves don’t hand Neto a bigger role in the club, he could be tempted by a move elsewhere.
TodoFichajes (via TEAMtalk) reported that Arsenal were keen on the Portuguese attacker earlier this month and were willing to spend €50million (£44.5m) on luring him to north London. However, it seems Nuno is already putting his thoughts into actions as Neto has started every Premier League game so far this season.