Danny Murphy includes Pedro Neto in 10 PL players to watch piece
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Danny Murphy includes Pedro Neto in 10 PL players to watch piece

Danny Murphy has included Wolves star Pedro Neto in his piece about players to watch out for in the upcoming season.

The winger will miss the start of the campaign, having suffered a broken patella earlier this year.

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The issue caused him to miss Wolves’ final seven games of 2020/21.

Neto also sadly missed out on Euro 2020, which he more than likely would have been selected for had he been fit.

A glance at his social media channels shows he’s been hard at work in his recovery, and hopefully he’ll be able to come back a bit before October, which is when he’s been tipped to return.

Despite his initial absence, Murphy is looking forward to seeing the 21-year-old in action.

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He said: “I really like this lad, he can play on the right or left, has super skill, pace and can score goal.

“He is so direct and has massive potential. Though Wolves struggled last season, he remained a threat. Often players who are as talented as Neto (right) don’t have a great work ethic, but that’s not the case with him.

“Raul Jimenez coming back will help and I expect Neto’s goal tally to jump significantly from the six he scored last season.

“Though they have other talented young players like Daniel Podence and Francisco Trincao, signed on loan from Barcelona, Neto is the jewel in their crown.”

Neto can have best campaign yet for Wolves

Neto may need some time to get fully up to speed once he is available for selection again.

But it’s exciting to imagine what he can contribute this term.

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He’s had two years in England now and obviously enjoyed that breakthrough in 2020/21 which will give him major confidence.

Maybe under the more attack-minded Bruno Lage, and having Jimenez back on the frontline, the tricky winger will flourish