Gary O’Neill sends ‘strong’ Pedro Neto message amid Liverpool interest

The Wolves forward has been in superb form to begin the new season.
Wolves manager Gary O’Neill spoke out on Monday Night Football about the future of the in-form Pedro Neto.

Neto, 23, has been on a roll at the start of the new season under O’Neil, dominating the Premier League assist charts and demonstrating that he is back to his best after a difficult injury spell.

He supplied another assist during their weekend win over Bournemouth, teeing up Matheus Cunha for their equalizer, bringing his total to six assists in nine games – he’s also scored once during that time.

Of course, there have been rumors that he could join Liverpool and eventually replace Mohamed Salah (as previously mentioned here). He, too, is a dangerous, quick, and direct left-footed right-winger who could move on to a bigger club in the future.


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Journalist Neil Jones said earlier this month that “I know Neto has admirers at Anfield,” but O’Neil explained on Monday Night Football that the Wolves forward is happy with the club right now.

“He’s incredibly happy at Wolves,” stated the Molineux manager, who was previously on the Liverpool coaching staff. “He’s enjoying his football and he’s rediscovered some good form.”He’s had a difficult couple of years due to injuries and poor form, but he’s finally back to his best. He’s really comfortable and content at the club, and we’re going to attempt to assist him achieve some major things while he’s here.”

As a 20-year-old, he made his debut behind closed doors during the 2020/21 season. In 31 games, he had five goals and six assists, earning his full international debut in the early part of that season.

However, a terrible knee injury in April 2021 held him out for about 300 days, and it took him some time last season to acclimate before returning to the form we’re all seeing today.

With Saudi Arabia expected to pursue Mo Salah again next summer, Neto is a ready-made Premier League-proven substitute who may step up to that right wing role. Replacing such a legend will never be simple, but Neto is one to keep an eye on till then.

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