When Wolves sold Diogo Jota for £41m last summer, there weren’t too many fears.
The Portuguese attacker wasn’t always starting towards the back end of last season and Nuno Santo was dragging him off regularly in the second half of matches.
However, what Wolves couldn’t see coming was a horrendous injury to Raul Jimenez. The Mexican has been missing since November while he recovers from a fractured skull and the goals have subsequently dried up.
One man who has stood up, though, is Pedro Neto. He is the club’s top scorer on five goals, while he’s also their top creator with five assists.
If Neto wasn’t in this Wolves team, they’d have struggled significantly from an offensive point of view this term.
The youngster is a dream for Nuno, someone who runs himself into the ground with a desirable work rate but also possesses the flashy element to his attacking game. The Portugal international has a wand of a left foot and his final ball is full of endearing quality.
What Neto now needs is someone to thrive alongside him. Adama Traore has seldom been that man this season. The Spaniard hasn’t scored or assisted in the Premier League, leading to questions over his end product.
Fortunately for Neto and Wolves, they could sign one of the greatest players in world football this summer; Cristiano Ronaldo.
We know what you’re thinking; never in a million years will this deal happen. However, reports from Spain (via The Express) have put Ronaldo’s future at Juventus in doubt. A client of Jorge Mendes, natural links to Wolves have subsequently been drawn.
Dubbed a player with “unbelievable talent” by Sir Alex Ferguson, Ronaldo has constantly been the gift that keeps on giving.
At the age of 36 he is still a marvel and has scored 30 times this campaign for Juve. Once a winger, the great Portuguese is now playing as more of a central striker.
With that in mind, it would be mouth-watering to see him line up alongside Neto. Not only would Ronaldo develop the youngster off the pitch, but in terms of racking up assists, it could be game-changing for the current Wolves star.
This is a partnership that you’d only dream of; one that gets put together when you’re in the very depths of sleep. However, with Mendes and Wolves forging a strong bond in recent years, there are reasons to believe a deal could happen.
This would surely be one of the biggest moments in the Old Gold’s history.