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Everton Keeping A Keen Eye On This Wolves Winger: Should The Toffees Land Him This Summer?

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In a recent report, Liverpool Echo has stated that Everton are keeping a keen eye on Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Pedro Neto this summer. It is understood that the Toffees are big admirers of the Portuguese wide player and if Nuno Espirito Santo is appointed as their new head coach, it could help them land the player during this summer transfer window (via Liverpool Echo).

Neto’s Eye-Catching Season In English Football

Neto has encountered a tough and grueling campaign at the Molineux Stadium but has done well to put in a few match-winning displays as a key member of Wolves’ attack. The 21-year-old has banged in five goals and secured six assists in 35 matches for the West Midlands side this term in multiple competitions.

The Portuguese attacker has been a consistent performer in the opposition half as he is averaging 2.0 shots, 2.0 key passes, 1.9 crosses and 2.1 dribbles per game in the Premier League. He has even interchanged possession with his teammates quite well based on his pass success rate of 88.4% in the English top-flight (stats via whoscored).

The Viana do Castelo-born talent is currently under a long-term contract at Wolves, so it won’t be easy for the Toffees to lure him away from the West Midlands in this off-season. Everton will have to make a big-money offer to stand a chance of recruiting Neto ahead of the new season.

Everton keeping a keen eye on Pedro Neto who is seen in the picture
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Should The Toffees Land Neto This Summer?

Neto is one of the quickest wingers in Premier League football and can get past his marker with ease in the final third. He tends to come alive when left isolated in a 1v1 footrace with the opposition. The three-time Portugal international has also added a few goals and assists to his game which has made him such a joy to watch at the Molineux since his arrival from Lazio back in 2019.

Neto has played some of his best football over the past ten months and has all the skillset required to be a success story at Goodison Park. At 21, he has still got a lot of room for improvement, so the Toffees will need to be patient with him if they somehow manage to recruit him during this summer transfer period.

The Portuguese playmaker will add more pace and creativity to Everton’s attacking department and could serve as an ideal long-term replacement for James Rodriguez, who has endured an injury-prone spell at Merseyside so far. Hence, the Goodison outfit should consider making a move to sign him before the start of the new campaign.

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