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Wolves eyeing Martim Neto transfer swoop

Wolves have a track record when it comes to signing players from Portuguese clubs over recent years.

Players such as Fabio Silva, Raul Jimenez, Chiquinho and Toti Gomes have all made their way from Portugal to Molineux in recent memory.

The Old Gold also have a significant number of Portuguese players in their squad brought in from other clubs across Europe and beyond.

With the upcoming summer transfer window on the horizon, it seems as though the Midlands club could have their sights set on signing another young talent making a name for himself in Portugal.

What’s the news?

According to a recent report from The Sun, Wolves have identified Benfica youth talent, Martim Neto, as a potential long-term replacement for Ruben Neves should he move away from Molineux this summer.

With 71 youth appearances for the Portuguese club under his belt, the 19-year-old midfielder has scored six goals and provided four assists along the way.

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Their next Neves?

Taking into account how Neves has delivered 36 goal contributions in 207 appearances for the Old Gold, this could be why Neto is on the club’s radar for a potential summer swoop.

To demonstrate what sort of talent the youngster possesses, his stunning 30-yard strike versus Barcelona in the UEFA Youth League was lauded as a “missile” by journalist Luís Cristovao.

Neves has a penchant for scoring goals from outside the box so this is one particular trait the Old Gold and Fosun may be looking at when assessing whether the Benfica prodigy is a suitable long-term replacement.

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Having had a potential price tag of £100m put on him by Bruno Lage, Neves would be a big miss for the Molineux outfit should they see him wave goodbye to the club in the summer given the number of appearances he’s made since his arrival in 2017.

While it could give the Wolves boss a chance to unearth the club’s next version of their midfield maestro, perhaps signing a young player such as Neto that has no senior experience under his belt at this moment in time could be a gamble from the Old Gold.

An ideal situation could be for them to keep hold of Neves and still sign Neto as a future first-team star for them once he gets enough experience in him.

In other news: Sky Sports: Wolves may now lose “sensational” £36m-rated “maestro”, Lage surely fuming

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