Wolves and Portugal winger Pedro Neto is the latest of a string of names to be linked with a move to Arsenal in the remaining few weeks of the transfer window. It comes as Mikel Arteta appears to be eyeing further reinforcements to his forward options, especially on the right.
Any transfer could be dependent on the exit of club-record signing Nicolas Pepe, who has failed to get his career at the Emirates off the ground since joining back in 2019. With a loan move to OGC Nice on the cards, that could free up the space needed to add another signing.
Neto appears to be on the list as a potential replacement, with the 22-year-old impressing on his return from a lengthy injury. With that said, here’s a look at the latest on the Portugal international’s move to Arsenal.
Man United ‘offer’
Manchester United have been offered the chance to sign Arsenal target Pedro Neto, according to TalkSPORT. The player’s agent, Jorge Mendes, is said to have fielded several discussions over a potential exit for the Portuguese winger before the end of the transfer window.
While Wolves have set a £50million asking price, that may be somewhat inflated over what his apparent “true” market value might be. That’s because, according to CIES football observatory, his current transfer value should be set at €30million (£25million).
Wolves have set an asking price of £50million for winger Neto this summer, according to Sun journalist Daniel Cutts. That, however, appears to be more than the Gunners anticipated by £15million.
Writing on Twitter, he said: “#AFC want to pay £35m, Wolves want around £50m. No official bid yet, but Mikel Arteta a huge fan of the winger.”
The Athletic reports that Pedro Neto is a transfer priority for Arsenal this summer as they eye a new addition on the wing before the close of the window. The report claims that discussions have been held over the past month, however a deal isn’t easy as Wolves don’t plan to sell the forward and the Gunners aren’t planning on spending excessively – with over £100million already splashed on new signings.