Manchester United are reportedly considering a £50 million-plus swoop for Wolverhampton Wanderers star Pedro Neto.

The Sun have claimed the Red Devils have now moved Neto up their transfer shortlist.

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The 21-year-old is seen by Old Trafford officials as a potential Jadon Sancho alternative.

Borussia Dortmund have stood very firm over the England international in the last couple of transfer windows, previously valuing him at around £100 million, and United may look at other options if Sancho’s asking price doesn’t come down.

Neto has been the shining light at Molineux this season.

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The Portugal international – who has been called up by Fernando Santos for the nation’s three upcoming World Cup qualifiers – has really stepped up to the plate in the absence of Raul Jimenez.

 

He’s been a delight to watch, scoring five goals and making four assists, and some are worried about his fate this summer.

It’s claimed Manchester City are also sniffing, but they are being more heavily linked with Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish.

Reported United interest a concern

Manchester United wanting Neto is not good for Wolves.

There is a clear need for a new right-winger at Old Trafford, and Neto has obviously shown the versatility to play there.

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Wolves fans saw the club cash in on Diogo Jota last summer, and it is not out of the question history could repeat itself.

At least Wolves would be able to demand a huge sum for any sale, with the player penning a new contract back in November.

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