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New Pedro Neto contract is brilliant news, and Wolves must now turn attention to Ruben Neves

Wolves have today announced that winger Pedro Neto has signed a new contract at the club.

The star has put pen to paper on his 22nd birthday, agreeing a deal to stay at Molineux until 2027.

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The Portugal international has been with Wolves since 2019, signing from Braga at the same time as Bruno Jordao.

Last season, Neto really announced his arrival in English football, standing out in almost every game Wolves played.

He really stepped up to the plate in the absence of Raul Jimenez, as most of his teammates struggled.

Unfortunately, his season was cut short in April when he sustained a broken patella.

The injury was a huge blow for Wolves and Neto himself, who stood a great chance of playing at Euro 2020.

Neto finally returned to action for Wanderers last month, and started his first game since his injury last weekend against Crystal Palace.

The club have moved to extend Neto’s contract, which comes just over a year after he last signed an extension.

Speaking about the decision, technical director Scott Sellars said: “It’s great news for the football club and Pedro. It’s a deserved reward for him, he’s returned from injury and put in a lot of hard work to get back, so it’s good for all parties.

“It’s a no-brainer for the club to retain its talent and hopefully it was a no-brainer for Pedro to stay longer and work hard in an environment he’s comfortable and happy in. Pedro deserves it and we’re really happy.”

It is undoubtedly brilliant news for Wolves fans.

It sends out the right message, and officials must now try to follow this up with a new deal for Ruben Neves.

Wolves must try to tie down Ruben Neves, as Pedro Neto agrees new contract

News of a contract extension for Neto is something that will definitely lift the mood right now.

The star has so much potential, and is one of Wolves’ best players as Bruno Lage said today in his press conference.

Wolves have not got to focus their efforts on extending Neves’ contract.

If Wolves are to compete for things such as domestic cups and European football, getting key players to commit their futures is absolutely essential.

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Neves has been at Wolves for a while now. He loves the club, the fans and the city.

Obviously he’ll have interest in him this summer, but hopefully he’ll be next to agree an extension. Perhaps if Fosun back Lage in a big way this summer he might just do that.