Wolves fans could be in for a nerve-racking summer, with a number of their key players being targeted by some of Europe’s biggest clubs.
The likes of Ruben Neves, Max Kilman and Morgan Gibbs-White have all been linked with permanent moves away from Molineux, while Romain Saiss, Joao Moutinho, John Ruddy and Fernando Marcal all have their contracts expiring at the end of the season.
They may also be without loan forward Francisco Trincao – who is being targeted by clubs in Portugal who hope to land him before Wolves can sign him permanently – and to make matters worse, their other left-footed right winger Pedro Neto is now also wanted.
According to The Daily Mail, French giants PSG are “keeping tabs” on the Portuguese forward, as well as Leeds’ star Raphinha and Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele – who reportedly could be the key as to whether or not the Spanish giants permanently sign Adama Traore.
Despite having signed a new contract until 2027 earlier this month, Neto could be prized away by one of the richest clubs in the world, who are looking to re-shape their team ahead of next season, with star duo Neymar and Kylian Mbappe both being linked with moves away.
Should the £31.5m-rated 22-year-old leave Molineux this summer, the already underwhelming Wolves attack will be significantly weakened, as the winger made the most goal contributions last season by four (11), and after suffering a significant fractured kneecap injury, the club scored just 21 Premier League goals before his return last month.
Claimed to have the potential to become “absolutely unreal” by Wolves journalist Nathan Judah, Neto will most likely be a key part of manager Bruno Lage’s plans next season, with fans hoping that they can return to European football.
Last season before his injury, the former Braga and Lazio prospect ranked in the top 5% among wingers and attacking midfielders in the Premier League for progressive carries per 90 (9.64), top 2% for crosses per 90 (4.48) and top 10% for dribbles completed per 90 (2.61).
Still young, he has plenty of time to return to that kind of form and continue his encouraging development – and Wolves fans will be praying that he will be doing that in the West Midlands with them.