Recent reports from The Sun suggest that Manchester United are considering a move for Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Pedro Neto as an alternative to long-term targets like Jadon Sancho and Jack Grealish as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks set to add to his attacking options in the upcoming transfer window.
The report further states that the Portuguese international’s impressive form in the Premier League this season has moved him up in the list of targets of the Old Trafford chiefs, and the player is now valued at around £50million by the United board.
Neto’s Impressive Form At The Molineux
Despite the fact that the 2020/21 campaign has been disappointing for Nuno Espirito Santo so far, it’s beyond any doubt that Pedro Neto has been one of the few bright sparks in their team.
The 21-year-old winger has managed to put up some impressive numbers on the board this term – 1.9 shots, 2 key passes, 2.1 dribbles, 1.9 crosses, and 33.2 passes per 90 minutes in league with an overall accuracy of 88.1%. Furthermore, with an average WhoScored rating of 7.13 (over 29 appearances), Neto has been one of his side’s best creators this season.
With attributes like pace, versatility and dribbling under his belt, he could develop into a more serious threat if provided with a better system and set of players around him.
Is He The Right Choice For Solskjaer?
Even though fans around the globe have been left impressed by the youngster’s heroics in the English top division this season, it’s certainly too early even to judge his full potential. However, regular game time will definitely add to his phenomenal rise in recent months, so Solskjaer should be keeping an eye on his development. Daniel James and Mason Greenwood are United’s only options in the right-wing department at present, and neither of them has been entirely reliable in front of the goal.
The Red Devils certainly need to add more options in the department soon enough, and a move for the Portuguese winger would certainly benefit all the parties involved.
(Stats from WhoScored)