Wolves target Martin Neto played a decisive role for Benfica last night, as they defeated Salzburg in the UEFA Youth League final.
It was an absolutely resounding victory for the Portuguese outfit’s U19 side, who won 6-0 to become European champions.
Benfica last won the European Cup in 1962, meaning it has been a 60-year wait for the club.
Benfica had lost 11 European finals since that last triumph. They’d lost five finals in the European Cup, once in the UEFA Cup, twice in the Europa League, and three times in the UEFA Youth League that began play in 2013 (via AP).
It was a dream start for Benfica last night. And it was a Wolves transfer target who got the ball rolling.
Martim Neto was on hand to fire in across the goalkeeper.
He also provided an assist for Henrique Araujo, who scored a hat-trick in the game, driving forwards and delivering a brilliant low cross for the striker to convert for 2-0.
There were also goals from Cher N’Dour and Luis Semedo.
Wolves have supposedly looked at Neto as a potential option this summer (via The Sun).
He has been touted as a potential replacement for Ruben Neves should the club offload the Portugal international.
It is expected that interest will be very high in Neves this summer after a superb campaign at Molineux.
Martim Neto looks a cracking talent, amid transfer interest from Wolves
Ideally, Neves will remain with Wolves beyond the summer.
But Neto does appear to be a player with very big potential.
Respected Twitter account @FTalentScout branded him ‘simply sensational’ during last night’s game, and there was generally a lot of love on social media for his performance.
It remains to be seen if Wolves will actually make a move in the next window.