Manchester United linked with move for Wolves’ Pedro Neto

Manchester United linked with move for Wolves’ Pedro Neto

Manchester United are considering a summer move for Wolves forward Pedro Neto, according to a report.

Neto has enjoyed a solid season, despite his side’s struggles since star striker Raul Jimenez was ruled out with a fractured skull in November.

The 21-year-old – who Wolves signed from Lazio back in 2019 – has managed five goals and four assists in the Premier League, already an improvement on what he managed last campaign.

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Neto has caught the eye this season | Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

According to The Sun, his performances have caught the eye of United, who are weighing up a potential move for the forward. Neto is said to have trialled at Old Trafford in 2016 and although he did not do enough to impress on that occasion, he could end up at the club in the summer.

United view him as a genuine alternative to Jadon Sancho, who they spent the entirety of 2020 trying to sign. The Red Devils have not given up hope of signing the England international, but with Borussia Dortmund standing firm on their hefty £100m asking price and the potential summer sale of Erling Haaland further muddying the waters, they are looking at other candidates as well.

Neto is one of these, while Sporting CP’s Pedro Goncalves and Leeds United’s Raphinha are also on the club’s radar. If they do decide to pursue the former, they are likely to face some competition. Manchester City have also been linked with Neto, although they are believed to be more keen on Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish.

As well as strengthening their attacking options, United are also on the lookout for an extra centre-back. Doubts remain over whether Victor Lindelof is of sufficient quality to partner the world’s most expensive defender, Harry Maguire, and back-up option Eric Bailly is also set to reject the club’s offer on a contract extension.

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