Pedro Neto has branded Nelson Semedo ‘an excellent signing’ for Wolves, amid recent criticism of the star.

The full-back was one of Wolves’ big-money signings last summer, arriving from Barcelona for a reported fee of £37 million (BBC Sport).

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Big things have been expected of Semedo, but arguably the 27-year-old has struggled to live up to his billing so far.

Some have questioned his defensive capabilities, while others have been left disappointed by his lack of goals and assists given the reputation he arrived with.

Semedo actually registered his first assist of the season in the 3-3 draw at Brighton, which will hopefully be a turning poijt for the player.

 

In Neto’s eyes, Semedo’s quality is in no doubt.

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He told O Jogo: “Nelson Semedo was an excellent signing for the team, a huge asset. He’s a very fast player. A good colleague inside the dressing room, who seeks to help the youngest.

“He’s a very simple person, who came from one of the biggest clubs in the world and who had no problems adapting to a club of a smaller size and historical weight.”

Semedo will improve

It’s been a difficult start for Semedo at Molineux.

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The £77,000-a-week star (Spotrac) has undoubtedly shown glimpses of his quality, but it’s clear he is still adapting to English football.

Having assised Romain Saiss on Saturday, hopefully his confidence will have picked up, and going forwards he can start showing why the club paid what they paid.

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